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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



OL. 2, No. I 



SAN FRANCISCO. CAI. ..FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9. 1900. 



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COST OF SINKING WELLS. 



Some of the Items Which Oil Prospectors 
Must Consider. 



with sonic success, bat the """> ten barrels a day is not con- 
Standard n K is the only one which ddeied ■ paying proposition. The 
can be used at depth. Casing is earliest fields developed u 



Comparative Conditions Affecting Development of East- 
ern and California Fields. 

The cost of putting down an oil fields 120 days was an average 
well varies greatly in California, time for a well of 1000 feet deep, 
as elsewhere, with local conditions. a nd about the same depth In 
particularly tin character of the twenty-four days was the best ^^jj a * 



always furnished by the owner on 
contract work, and at present time 
prices on carload lots in this city 
run about as follows: n$4, $1.25 

$1.00; 7$fc, 70 cents; 5 
tints. In small lots they range: 
from ten to fifteen per cent higher. 
Tubing casts about 19 cents a toot. 
These prices were about fifty per 
cent higher last year, and are very 
e compared with what 



pumped by single engine ami 
boiler, and this was the only 
method known until 1K71, when 
William Styles invented his ap- 
pliance for pumping a number of 
detached wells by power from a 
central station, now almost uni- 
versally used under the name of 
the pumping-jack. The Eastern 
oil, however, is so much more 
valuable that pumping will pay 



ground to be gone through, the record ever made east of the Mis- ^^ h& ^ be ^ . q thg East In with a much smaller production 

r87i casing in the East averaged than c * a be done witb ,uel "''• «"»d 



cost of labor and relative cost of,sissippi 

living, and the difference in tran- A rough estimate of the cost of 

sportation charges according to the drilling outfit places it at 



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location of property with refer- 
ence to the railroad. It can be 
said that a general average cost of 
putting down a well 800 feet in 
ordinary ground, such as the Kern 
River or McKittrick fields, may be 
roughly estimated at three thou- 
sand dollars, apart from the cost of 
a rig. In Coalinga, which is gen- 
erally admitted to be the most ex- 
pensive field for the California 
operator, as much as thirty thou 
sand dollars has been spent in 
fruitless efforts, resulting in noth- 
ing but a dry liole. Wages for- 
drillers run from five to seven dol- 
lars a day, tool dressers from two to 
three dollars, and pumpers about 
two dollars and a half. Contrac- 
tors' prices vary much according to 
the locality and depth, but $3 a 
foot may be considered a fair 
average. In Coalinga this price 
has been obtained for labor alone, 
and in some parts of the Los 
Angeles field, where conditions 
are favorable, contracts have been 
taken for as low as $1 a foot, and 
it is said drilling can be done for 
fifiy cents. 

The time required tor putting 
down a well also varies greatly- 
One of the best records reported 
from the Kern field was No. 5 o 
the Thirty-three Oil company, on-* 
section 33, which went down 652 
feet in 6 days, and the Reed Oil 
company has put one down in 
equally good time. On the other 
hand, wells have been over a year 
at continuous work in sinking. 
Drillers are accustomed to say that 
it is according to what luck they 
have, but the shrewd operator is 
inclined to believe that the em- 
ployment of none but thoroughly 
skilled workmen, and exercise of 
care in selecting materials, screw- 
ing casing, and taking other p r e- 
cautions known to the business 
will go a long way towards avoid, 
ing the fishing jobs, crooked hole 
and other causes of delay which 
are so common a source of expense 
and annoyance. 

In early days in the Eastern oil- 



$4500, of which about $3,000 to 
$3500 is for machinery. For 
depths up to 1500 feet a fifteen 
horse power engine is used, and at 
greater depths twenty-three horse 
power is necessary. Portable 
drills have been used for shallow 



over $2.00 a foot and tubing 52 
cents. Last year the Eastern 
prices averaged 38 J^ and 16 cents 
respectively. The lowest produc- 
tion on a paying basis is in the 
Los Angeles field, where wells 
averaging less than a barrel a day 
are pumped on a jack, but in the 
new fields a well producing less 



some in West Virginia ,are being 
pumped at a profit on a product of 
only five barrels a month. Oil 
lands can be had at royalties rang- 
ing from ten to forty percent; from 
one-fourth to one-sixth is a com- 
mon rate in the San Joaquin 
fields, and almost anyone who can 
Continued on page II. 




A Gusher in the Sunset District. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



A CONTINUOUS BELT. 



Another Field Opening Up in the 
South. 

. The continuity of the oil field 
from Fullerton north to Bakersfield 
seems to have received a new 
point in its favor in the explora- 
tion work recently begun near 

San Fernando. A test well was 
sunk in this neighborhood a short 
time ago with a tripod a few miles 

north of the town. In this well 
which went down two hundred 
feet, the first sand was struck at 
one hundred and fifty feet, with 
oil indications all the way down. 
There are abundant seepages and 
gas found in the neighborhood, 
especially about a mile southeast 
of the railroad tunnel. It will be 
remembered that much trouble 
was met with while excavating 
the tunnel, on account of the work- 
men being overcome by gas, and a 
gas escape near the seepages has 
been known for years, which when 
lighted burns with a strong flame 
five or six feet above the ground. 
Although this territory has been 
looked on with interest by oil men 
for a long time, it is only recently 
that any thing has been done to- 
wards development. Some well- 
known oil-rMnlof Los Angeles and 
Ventura coutitles including W. G. 



Hughes, vice-president of the 
Union Oil company, who is presi- 
dent; J. W, A. Off, Senator Bard, 
R. H. Herron, W. H. Perry, L, W. 
Little. L. J. P-iMorrill, H. T. Lee, 
C. Mordini Wood, and J. W.Byrne, 
are interested in the new enter- 
prise. The company is called the 
Suanga Oil company and is capi- 
talized for half a million. They 
have leased land belonging to the 
Los Angeles Olive Growers' Asso- 
ciation, and while their prepara- 
tions have been actively pushed, 
matters have been kept as quiet as 
possible while property rights were 
Deing secured. Now everything 
is being prepared to begin drilling 
with a Standard rig at once. 

Mr. Ogden, the oil expert, says 
he has traced the course of the 
belt from Pico in a southeasterly 
direction across the Naud ranch 
to the railroad, where it turns to 
the south. He thinks that this 
may develop into such "a field as 
that at Kern River, especially east 
of the railroad, with the additional 
value of a lighter gravity oil. 



Views of State Mineralogist On 
Oil Output. 

The theory that the gravity of 
petroleum shows higher on the 
Baume scale as the depth from 
which it is taken increases, is sup- 



ported by State Mineralogist 
Cooper, who says that is the case 
in oil fields throughout the world. 
Near the surface the higher ^prod- 
ucts have passed off by evapora- 
tion, and it is the heavy oil, either 
in the form of bitumen or asphalt, 
or the low gravity products, which 
come first to the surface. Below 
the evaporation limit the lighter 
gravity oils are found. The oil 
production should extend down to 
the metamorphic rock. This would- 
seem to indicate that when the 
surface wells are exhausted it will 
only be necessary to go down 
through another shell to strike a 
a fresh supply, which should be of 
lighter gravity. All California 
wells are shallow — few of them 
exceeding 1500 feet — and many 
good producers are only a few 
hundred feet in depth. 

Shallow wells at the beginning 
have always been the case with all 
oil fields. In a field like Los An- 
geles the oil production may be 
considered only in its infancy. In 
the Eastern states the depth is 
very much greater, and in places 
they are pumped until a ten-bar- 
rel well yields only half a barrel a 
day; but such a yield would not 
be considered profitable here. 

Mr. Cooper predicts a yield of a ! 
billion barrels for the Kern district, 



basing his estimate on an area of 
fifteen square miles, with one hun- 
dred feet of oil sand. At this rate 
he thinks the oil production will in 
another four years equal the gold 
output. A Russian field of twenty 
acres has produced thirty-five mil- 
lion barrels. 

The development of this theory 
of production increasing with depth 
is watched with the greatest inter? 
est by oil men, for it is the want of 
permanency in the oil fields which 
makes investors cautious about 
putting money into exploration 
work. 

Some experimental work has 
been done along this line by some 
of the large companies, but broken 
formations and other unfavorable 
conditions have up to the present 
time, prevented this work from 
being brought to a successful con- 
clusion. With the increasing- 
knowledge of the oil industry and 
the ability of experts to select oil 
lauds by scientific knowledge of 
structure and position, rather than 
surface indications, the chances for 
the expansion of the oil business 
to one of the state's leading in 
dustries are becoming better every 
day. 



The Whittier Oil and Development 
company has put in its storage tanks of 
about 25o barrels capacity. 




THE SOVEREIGN 




Will Receive Orders 

for a Limited Amount 

of its Treasury stock at 



The Sovereign is under the same management 
as the Sterling Oil and Development Company. 1 1 

property is proven oil land in the 1 • i ] : • ( j 
trict, and drilling will commence at once. Four der. 
ricks have been erected and two Standard drilling 
rigs are,now being put into position for. the drilling of 
wells, the first of which will be within 100 feet of the 
producing wells of the Peerless Oil Company, and 
south of those of the Sterling Oil and Development 
Company. 

Orders for this treasury stock will be filled in 
rotation of the receipt of orders, the company reserving 
the right to cancel this offer without notice. Maps of 
Kern River Oil District and Prospectus of the Sover- 
eign Oil Company are free for the asking. 

SOVEREIGN OIL COMPANY, 
35-36 Crocker Building, San Francisco, Cal 
'Phone, Red 1751. 



50 Cts. 



A share 



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1FIC Oil. RI-PORTI-R 



OPENS A NEW FIF.I.h 



Moat PromiKinji Strike of Oil 
Hade In Napa Count) 

Southern California has lirrul> 
established her claim to I.. 
sidered a oil-producing territory. 
no longer confined to the little 
strips around Santa Paula and 
Newhall, but branching north and 
:i into areas i extent 

and unlimited promise! Hut it 
has remained to be shown whethei 
the great fields of the south ex- 
tend to Northern Californ 
whether as some scientific men 
say, the gradual wear of counties-. 
ages of erosion has carried the oil 
strata into the ocean and left noth- 
ing but the washed-out sand 
Prospectors have eagerly gone 
over the ground, hunting for oil 
indications, but until recently 
nothing has been found of suffi- 
cient importance to justify the in- 
vestment of capital for develop- 
ment. '"" 

Recently H. T. Finuell, while 
prospecting in Berryessa valley 
thirty-five miles from Napa, in the 
interests of the Mt. Shasta Oil and 
Development company found indi- 
cations of the presence of petro- 
leum which he considered excep- 
tional. He began running an 
open cut in the hillside, and at 
eighteen feet a large boulder was 
encountered. As the workman 
removed this, a black jet of oil 
spurted from the rock and sprinkled 
the man from head to foot. After 
running a short time the jet ceased 
to flow and the prospectors thought 
they had been too sanguine in 
their expectations, but soon the 
oil began to run again, and it was 
evident that they had come upon 
a outlet of an oil pool which had 
gas pressure, similar to that of the 
famous "gushers" of Coalinga and 
other noted fields. There was the 
usual excitement which accom- 
panies a new find, and steps were 
taken to save the oil, which ran 
from the crevice, only an inch in 
width, at the rate of nearly a bar- 
rel a day. The flow of gas was also 
very strong, and has made the 
work of the prospector very diffi- 
cult. The greatest confidence is ex- 
pressed by the owners of this dis- 
covery in its turning out a good 
producer, on account of the inter- 
mittent character of the flow. 
Each flow is preceded by the 
gurgling sound familiar to those 
who are acquainted with geysers 
and other natural phenomena ac- 
companied by pressure. In this 
respect it differs from an ordinary 
oil spring or " dead seepage," 
which may traverse the strata for 
miles before appearing on the sur- 
face. 

The oil from this discovery 
seems to be an excellent lubricant. 
Dr. Plymire, secretary of the com- 
pany, states that it can be used for 
this purpose in its crude state, 
without other preparations than 
warming and straining through a 
cloth to remove the grit. When 
sed on a dental lathe, run by 




Oil llisoovcry it) Napa Coiiiity. 






that tin 
\ increa- 
short 

I plant of the com pan.. 
• t up in Stinking Canon- 
near E aes t 
of the people there, who desi: 
know whether th< • . thing 
\ntial in the oil indications 
found so abundantly in that neigh- 
Mr. Pinnell, who is the 
manager of the company and has 
done the prospecting at Berryessa, 
i-> an imI man of forty years' ex- 
| periencc as a practical operator in 
i the fields of West Virginia and 
Pennsylvania, and has been proa 
peeling and surveying for some 
months past in Shasta. Colusa, 
\ olo and N.ipn counties, with a 
view of determining the existence 
and extent of any oil bearing 
land that may exist in Northern 
California. 

A great deal of similarity has 
been noted in the character of the 
outcropping oil sands and sur- 
face shales to the oil-fields of the 
East. Theconformityofthestrata 
and the absence of flexure or fault 
would go to indicate the presence 
of an extensive and productive 
field. 



Mouth of Cauyon in Berryessa Valley, Where Location was Made. 



electricity at the rate of three 
thousand revolutions a minute, it 
was run for an hour without heat- 
ing the bearings, although this 
could not be done with any other 
lubricant. Experiments on deli- 
cate bicycle bearings and fine 
buggy spindles gave equally satis- 
factory results. 

An analysis by Mr. Prutzman, 

chemist foi the Pacific Refining 

and Roofing company is as follows: 

ANALYSIS OF OIL FROM BERRYESSA 

VALLEY, NAPA COUNTY, CAL. 

Gravity 9642 

Viscosity 4.87 

Light lub'tng. oil. .24 per cent. vis 2.91 
Heavy " " 22 per cent vis 28.80 

Gas oil 32 per cent 

Residue 18 per cent 

96 per cent 
Asphalt in residue 3.66 per cent; sul- 
phur — no trace 

Mr. Prutzman, who is constantly 
engaged in analyzing oils for local 
and Eastern companies, states that 
this oil is remarkable. It is the first 
California oil that he has seen that 
shows no trace of sulphur, found 
in all other coast oils, and conse- 
quently it can be easily refined. 
The light lubricating oil distilled 
from the crude can be utilized as a 
cylinder oil. A mineral sperm oil 
can be also refined from it. 

The company which open up 
this property have two drilling 
outfits, a Standard rig and a light 
prospecting outfit. The heavy 
rig, which has been working in 
Colusa county, will go up on the 
new location as soon as it can be 



got there. A road is being opened 
up, and accommodations for the 
men are now ready. A location 
will be made a short distance back 
on the anticline, and in a short 
time the character of the new lo- 
cation will be positively known. 
Meanwhile, the seepage from the 
prospect will be put on the market 
as a lubricant, where it is ex- 
pected to bring about six dollars a 
barrel from the well. One feature 
of the machinery of the new well 
will be different from the barren 
oil fields of the South, as they pro- 
pose to use wood for fuel, as this 
is cheap and the oil valuable. A 
1000-gallon storage tank has been 
purchased to store the oil as it 
comes from the prospect, as it is 



A Gas Well 

A water well was being drilled 
by a crew near Ballona creek in 
Los Angeles county, a mile south 
of Ivy station and two miles south 
of the The Palms, on land owned 
by Anderson Rose and others of 
the Ballona Ditch company re- 
cently, when an event took place 
which somewhat surprised those 
in the neighborhood. 

Work had been progressing at a 
satisfactory rate to a depth of 350 
feet, when a terrific rush of gas 
sent the tools flying into the air, 
and sand raining in every direc- 
tion. The casing was badly de- 
molished in the bottom of the hole 
and the machinery was laid up for 
repairs. 

A good many people are of the 
opinion that oil may be found by 
going deep enough, but a good 
natural gas well ought to be a 
good property in itself. 

Subscribe for the Pacific Oil 
Reporter. 



Before Investing In Oil Stocks 

Find a Company with small capitalization whose Hands lie in a 
thoroughly proven oil field. 

The Pacific Coast Oil and 

Development Co. 

Office, 209 Hearst Building, San Francisco- 

Is such a Company. Prospectus, Maps and full information supplied 
at our office on application. 

Will receive orders for a limited amount of 
Treasury Stock at 50 cents a share, 

But Reserve the right to cancel this offer without notice. 

Pacific Coast Oil & Development Co. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



EXCHANGE FOR KERN CO. 



Oil Operators Want a Board to 
Facilitate Business. 

The oil men of Kern county are 
in quest of a suitable place to 
transact their business. Hitherto 
a large amount of the oil business 
of the section has been done in 
Los Angeles, naturally enough, for 
a good deal of the capital invested 
in these fields comes from that 
city, but the local oil men are get- 
ting stronger, and now they want 
an exchange of their own. It is 
said that the location contemplated 
in Bakersfield is Twenty-second 
street and Chester avenue. A cir- 
cular letter has been mailed to 
the officers and directors of the 
various oil companies operating in 
that neighborhood, which sets 
forth the plan of the proposed 
four-story building. The lower 
floor is to be used for the ordinary 
purposes of an exchange; on the 
second story are to be located the 
officers of the different oil com- 
panies, while the third and fourth 
floors are to be adapted to club 
uses by fitting them up as parlors, 
cafe, buffet and sleeping rooms. 

It is thought that this could be 
conducted on a co-operative plan> 
each person to pay one hundred 
dollars as a membership fee. This 
fee will pay for a seat on the ex- 
change, the privilege of listing 
stock for the company represented 
by the member, to receive an ad- 
vertisement of what he has to sell 
in the way of stocks, bonds and 
lands in a book which will be ex- 
tensively distributed, all in addi- 
tion to the privileges of the club. 
One hundred shares of capital 
stock will be issued to each mem- 
ber, so that he will receive his pro- 
rata in ownership and profits of 
the property. It is said that oil 
men look favorably upon the plan, 
as it will help the market for oil 
stocks, in addition to furnishing 
club facilities, and under these cir- 
cumstances such a building should 
produce a considerable income, 
both from rents and percentage on 
exchange transactions. 

The club feature is also intended 
to offer the hospitality of the town 
to visiting capitalists and other 
persons prominent in the oil busi- 
ness. Bakersfield for some time 
past has been inadequate in the 
matter of accommodations for 
travelers, and this is planned to 
meet the deficiency. 

Some well known oil men of 
Bakersfield are interested in this 
plan, including Sol. Jewett of the 
Kern Valley bank, J. A. Bunting 
of the San Joaquin Oil company 
C. J. Berry of the El Dorado Oil 
company, G. A. Hare of the Inde- 
pendent Oil company and C. S. 
Young. 

The Continental Oil Com= 
pany 

This company has again begun 
work on its work on its well in the 
Kern River District. No. 10 
which started off at a 250-barrel 
gait, was shut down for ten days 
for the lack of water and when 
started again would not pump ten 
barrels. The pump and tubin 



were found to be all right but on 
pulling the 4 J^ -inch casing, with 
which the well was finished, the 
small perforations were found to 
be plugged hard with sand, which 
prevented any oil from coming in- 
As this casing was taken from the 
hole the oil followed to the surface 
and all the pumping possible 
through two-itch tubing has failed 
to reduce it. Three-inch tubing 
and pump has been shipped and 
with it the company expects to 
lower the oil sufficiently to con- 
tinue the work. Instead of fin- 
ishing at the same depth as No. 
10, while waitingfor the perforator, 
drilling on No. n was continued, 
with the result that a coarser, 
more prolific sand than any yet 
struck, was reached and at last 
reports the drill was still operat- 
ing in it, although sixty feet has 
already been penetrated. An- 
other 1300-barrel tank has been 
shipped to be used if necessary, 
but as the railroad runs right to 
the company's land, it expects to 
be able to ship oil as fast as 
produced. 



ALERT AS USUAL. 



Refining Heavy Oil 

Prof. Chas. T. Mabery has the 
following to say about refining 
the heavy grades of petroleum 
found in California: 

''The heavy petroleums that hith- 
erto have been looked on as only 
fit for fuel are capable, if properly 
refined, of yielding valuable pro- 
ducts. This is especially true of 
the deposits recently exploited in 
Wyoming, Texas and in other 
sections. The Corsiciana oil in 
Texas has been shown by Mr. 
Clifford Richardson to yield an oil 
that may be refined into gasoline, 
burning oil and other products 
ordinarily obtained from light 
petroleums. Large areas of oil 
territory have recently been dev- 
eloped in Texas that yield oils 
of higher specific gravity and 
that are of value for what they 
contain of the higher products. 
The rapid development of Texas 
oil territory bids fair to advance 
the state into an equivalent place 
with California as oil-producing 
territory. 

" As to the hydrocarbons which 
compose the heavy Texas oil, 
nothing whatever has hitherto 
been known. It is practically 
impossible to separate any of its 
constituents by the ordinary 
methods of distillation." 

Lion Oil Company 

As a result of the meeting of the 
Board of Directors of the Lion 
Oil Companyonlast Monday even- 
ing the ifollowing resolution was 
adopted: On and after November 
5th the price of stock will be 
advanced to 75 cents per share. 
The test that was made on Satur- 
day the 8rd inst. shows that it is a 
very large product 117 barrels ot 
pure oil being bailed out in two 
hours, lowering the oil in casing 
but 30 feet. 

Officially signed, 
F. F. Weed, 

Secretary of Lion Oil Co. 
Emma Spreckels Bldg. 



The Standard Oil Company and 
the Roumanian Wells. 

The Standard Oil company is 
alert as usual, and it is a testimony 
to the value of the Roumanian oil 
lands that it has cast its longing 
eyes on the property which, it is 
rumored, is to be disposed of. The 
petroliferous lands consist of 35,- 
000 acres, which are crown prop- 
erty, and it is said that these are 
to be more energetically worked 
than they have been hitherto. 
The land is situated on the slopes 
of the Carpathian mountains. The 
Berlin Disconto Gesellschaft are 
also in negotiation with the gov- 
ernment for obtaining the rights 
to work these lands. The Stand- 
ard Oil company, it is said, in con- 
sequence of having been somewha 
behind time in its offer, has made 
overtures to the Disconto Gesell- 
schaft. Should this new scheme 
come into practical issue, it may 
have an important bearing on the 
Roumanian oil industry. — London 
Oil World. 



The Exchanges 

The development of business in 
the Producers' Oil exchange of 
this city within the past six 
months has been remarkable, as 
shown by the daily reports of that 
institution. The sales at a late 
session aggregated $17,388. Six 
months ago it was practically 
nothing. Most of the stock 
bought is high priced, which shows 
that the deal consists largely of 
legitimate purchases for invest- 
ment purposes, rather than specu- 
lation. There is considerable 
Eastern capital coming into the 
exchange and the stock of well- 
known producing companies is in 
great demand. Very little play- 
ing with stocks is indulged in, and 
"bucket shop" practices are rarely 
seen. 

The matter of dealing in mining 
stocks in the California Oil and 
Mining exchange has about been 
given up, as it is found that most 
of the companies to be represented 
are simply prospecting as yet and 
very little business could be done 
in buying and selling stock. No 
session has been held for a month 
and probably none will be again, 
although the exchange will be 
kept open, at least until January 
1. If business conditions in the 
oil stock line do not improve be- 
fore that time the exchange will 
be closed then for good. 

The amount of business done on 
the Los Angeles Oil Exchange 
during October was a good aver- 
age, but the average of prices was 
lower than during any previous 
month. The total of shares sold 
was 420,700, of which 168,950 
were listed and 251,750 were un- 
listed. The total value of sales 
was $51,388.25. 



New Railroad. 

Articles of incorporation have 
been filed at Sacramento by a 
Bakersfield concern known as the 
Mountain Valley and Bakersfield 
Railroad, which proposes to build 
a line sixty miles northeast from 
Bakersfield, presumably to tap 
the Kern River oil fields. The 
capital stock is $600,000, of which 



$6,000 has been subscribed. The 
directors are C. A. Lee, J. L. Car- 
son, I. L. Miller, P. L- Budinger 
R. H. Stevens, all citizens of 
Bakersfield. 



Conditions at Whittier. 

A correspondent of a Southern 
paper thinks that the oil supply 
of the Whittier field is derived 
from different strata, on account 
of the variation of the strike and 
the difference in the gravity of the 
oil. The quantity of the oil, how- 
ever is easy to determine and 
Whittier is acknowledged one of 
the best of the small field. 



New Incorporations. 

The following articles of incorporation 
were filed in the office of the Secretary 
of State last week. 

The Empire Oil company. P rincipal .place o . 
business, Los Angeles. Directors — F Brown, S r 
Hardison, E Germain, F I, Dever and F I, Felter 
of I,os Angeles. Capital stock, $350,000; sub- 
scribed, $5000. 

Sao Miguel Oil and Development company' 
Principal place of business, San Diego. Directors 
— H E Melles, J E Parker, C W McKee of San 
Diego; J G Evans, J Biggs of Los Angeles, and 
C J Cummings of Montrose, S D. Capital stock 
$500,000; subscribed, $90,000. 

California Land and Oil company. Principal 
place of business, 1,0s Angeles. Directors— .J B 
Mclaughlin, S H Day, G Van Derrverker and A 
Evert of Los Angeles, and S G Long of Long 
Beach. Capital stock, $10,000; subscribed, $400. 

Colorado and California Oil company. Princi 
pal place of business, Selma. Directors J E 
Whitson, P Allen, E H Tucker and T H Elliott oj 
Selma; N J Shadle of Kingsburg, and J Stuki-y 
and Christ Stukey of Steamboat Springs, Col 
Capital stock, $256,000; subscribed, $140,800. 

Corono Oil company. Principal place of busi- 
ness, Fresno. Directors — T C Hart, W H Mc 
Kenzieand L L Corx of Fresno; S Shannon and 
D Finn of Hanford. Capital stock, $200,000; sub- 
scribed, $1000. 

Oakland Asphalt Paving company. Principal 
place of business, Oakland. Directors — J A Fair- 
childs of San Francisco, E Herron, H F Cordon, J 
L Howard, M J Keller, and G K Brown of Be r 
keley. Capital stock, $100,000; subscribed in 
full. 

L and M Development company. To bore for 
oil, etc. Principal place of business, Bakersfield. 
Directors— M McWhorter, W S Liebendofer. J C 
Sniffer, A Van Keulen, J W Forsyth, allof Bakeis- 
field. Capital-stock, $10,000; subscribed, $800. 

Pasadena Mutual Oil company. Principal place 
of business, Pasadena. Directors— R Strong, S 
Briggs, J C Dalton, W B Fay, B O Kendall. D C 
Porter and T J MacKalip of Pasadena. Capita 
stock, $200,000; subscribed, $31,500. 

Monticello Oil company. Principal place of bus i 
ness, Napa City. Directors — A J Raney, Capelle 
John Hunter, W G Raney, T S Scribner, Monti- 
cello, T A Bell and C E Trower, Napa. Capi a 
stock, $400,000, subscribed, $125. 

McWhorter Oil company. Principal place o 
business, Bakersfield. Directors— Milton Mc 
Whorter, J H Moss, G R Oberlund, J C Shiffer. A 
Van Keulen, all of Bakersfield. Capital stock 
$200,000; subscribed, $104,000. 

Savage Oil company. Principal place of busi- 
ness, San Francisco. Directors — M J Savage, J M 
Schoulters, W A Jacobs, T Hodge, G W Baker, a 1 
of San Francisco. Capital stock, $100,000, sub 
scribed, $25. 



LET US FIGURE 



Estimates Furnished on 

Building Rigs, Derricks & Camp Houses 

COMPLETE 

In any Districts of Kern County. 



R. W. ELSOM & CO., 1910 Chester Av 
BAKERSFIELD, CAL- 



A Zellerbach J. C. Zellerbach. A. Zeflerbach 

A. ZELLERBACH & SONS 

THE PAPER HOUSE. 

416, 418. 420, 422, 424, 426 
Sansome St., San Francisco. 

Paper and Paper Bags, Twine 
and Supplies of every description 
incidental to tie trade. 

We carry the Largest stock. Our prices are 
Equitable. 

Tel. Main, 1133. 



PACi 



'ORTER. 



A Connecting Link. 

Several bold prospectors have 
confidence in the continuity of the 
Los Angeles-Newhall-Kern oilfield, 
so much so that they are prospect- 
ing on the north slope of the 
mountain pass of Tehachapi, 
crossed by the railroad in going 
to Los Angeles. There are few- 
seepages and other external evi 
dence of the presence of oil, and 
the most marked indications is the 
sandstone out-crops and gypsum 
float. 

One company called the Federal 
is workiug at Sand Cut, where the 
railroad begins to go up the grade. 
These people have thought it best 
to imitate the first exploiters of 
of the Kern field, and have for- 
bidden all inquisitive persons from 
coming round their property, so 
that nothing is known in regard to 
their success or failure. Another, 
the Sartorial of Los Angeles has 
made arrangements to begin drill- 
ing on section 5, 32-35, and the 
Summit company of Bakersfield 
and Tehachapi people, is also 
about ready to start the drill. 

The Summit is operating on sec- 
tion 12, 32-34 and another company 
called the American is also work- 
ing not far away. 



The striking of a gusher at the 
west line of their section has, in 
the estimation of experienced oil 
men, proven their land. 



New Southern Field. 

An extended development of a 
practically untouched field has 
been begun in San Diego county. 
The new work has been started 
on the Rancho Boca de la Plava, 
where the Capistrano company 
has about 8000 acres. The forma- 
tions, so far as they now appear, 
are unbroken and are in a degree 
similar to those encountered in 
the Kern River field. The first 
well, which was spudded in the 
first of the week, has not yet pro- 
gressed enough to demonstrate 
what may be expected in the way 
of success. Seepages in small 
quantity are of frequent occur, 
rence on this property. 

In addition to the Boca de la 
Playa land the Capistrano people 
have located 41,000 feet of the 
ocean beach, and announce their 
intention of building a commercial 
wharf, and beginning work simi- 
lar to the Summerland develop- 
ment as soon as the secretary of 
war shall have taken definite ac- 
tion on the tide water question. 
The presence of oil in the ocean 
bed off shore below San Juan has 
long been suspected. A large 
quantity of liquid asphaltum is 
cast upon the beach, and when the 
heavy southwest winds are making 
the incoming seas rear their heads 
high in air, a coating of oil keeps 
the water off San Juan compara- 
tively quiet. 

Ready for Work 

The Pacific Coast Oil & Devel- 
opment Company have secured 
80 acres of land, being the south 
% of W.E..X section 2-29-27 which 
they have added to their holdings. 

The lumber to construct the 
derrick for their first well has been 
ordered forward and drilling will 
be commenced on their land in 
section 7 at an early date. 



The Esmeralda O. & D. Co. 

This company is now drill.: 
well No. 1 in the ValledtOC 
trict, San Benito county, and (hey 
expect to make a strike in a few 
days. Their location is on section 
26, 17-11. They have also made 
an arrangement with Mi 
Kingsbury of this city to act as 
their general agent in San Fran- 
cisco. Mr. Kingsbury is widely 
known among all classes of busi- 
ness men as an active and compe- 
tent man, with a reputation for 
fair and conservative ideas on all 
investment liues, and is popular 
with scores of people who know 
him personally. He has opened 
offices at rooms 565-566 Parrott 
Building, where he will give per 
sonal attention to all affairs of hi" 
company. 

CALIFORNIA PETROLEUM MINERS' 
ASSOCIATION. 

Incorporated May 28, 1900. 



OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 

L. Perry Crane president 

A. O. Love 1st vice-president 

J. C. Kirkpatrick. . .2nd vice-pres. 

E. D. Berri 3d vice-president 

H. S. Field treasurer 

W, B. Simmons secretary 

Prof. E. B. Heald, G. H. Jones, 
W. B. Winn, Cen. J. M. Gleaves 
and B. Marks. 

The object of this Association is 
to promote the interests of the 
oil industry of California and to 
furnish a bureau of information. 
It is establishing Eastern agentss 
consisting of reputable banker- 
and brokers in all the large East, 
ern cities, who shall represent oil 
companies who are members of 
this Association in the sale of 
their stock. 

It is admitting to membership 
only those companies whose affairs 
can pass the rigid examination 
which is compelled by the Asso- 
ciation. This examination is made 
by the attorneys of the law de- 
partment, Hon. G. W. Baker and 
Edward H. Stearns, and by the 
membership committee of the 
board of directors. 

Applications for membership 
can be obtained together with the 
necessary blanks by applying 
either in person or by letter to 
the president or secretary of the 
Association at its office, room 33, 
2nd floor, Mills building, San 
Francisco. 

Eastern and Foreign corres- 
pondents. 



Monarch Oil Company of 
w eol \ h*gtnla< 

A 
they I on the morn: 

the ir.t in- 

of dynamite to within eighteen 
feet of the bottom ani afu :i 
plosion the bailer was run in. and 
and that about seventy 
of sand have come in without 
any unusual disturbance. Mailing 
was continued until 1:30 P. It., 
when 350 feet of oil was found. 
Tanks were then ordered, but oil 
by that time was all over the iler 
rick floor, running in all directions 
and flowing about two feet over 
the top of casing. Well No. .' is 
kept full of water for a counter- 
pressure, but there is so much oil 
coming in at the bottom that it 
nearly floats the tools and they 
find it difficult of control. The oil 
will have to be shut out possibly 
by removing the perforated joints 
of the casing. 



OIL LAND 



CHOR \s 

I.-M11J CO., 

ship 17 south, range 

11, R II uiul w K, 

t west of Coalinga, T 
lg« 14- 

I II. R ij uiul 1 .• 
Will give l,in,| M to 

rdopment «i>rk done, 

Write foi terms. 

Address W, ,\. I 3. p 

The w.-ii ,.f the yanks* Doodle oil 

mj mi \, erbsll reached the oil 

rdsy nt a depth of 705 feet 

raid. The . pro p- 

1I1 of the Pacific Coast. 

Oil Qunpany'i land, 



Devil's Den 

It is difficult to learn much about the 
Devel's Den district as Spreckles and the 
other operators in that neighborhood arc 
keeping matters as quiet as possible, 
spreckles has had the finest rig in Kern 
county in operation on section 26, 25-17 
for nearly four mouths, but the location 
is nearly seventy-five miles from a rail- 
road, outsiders are not allowed on the 
grounds and the information given out 
by the company is all that is at hand 
By their account the tools are now about 
six hundred feet deep, without having 
been in the oil sand. It is noticeable 
however, that Mr. Spreckels is buying 
adjacent land whenever he can get it 
At the beginning of his operations he 
had control of four sections and that 
acreage has since been more than tripled. 
During the past week he has secured the 
bulk of section 19, 29 and 30, 25-18. 



II. S. 1 'kid, President. 

J. C. Poser, Vice President 
K. K. Haskell, Treasurer 

P. II. Reynolds, Secretary 



The Esmeralda^ 
Oil and Development Co. 

Capital stock 100,000 shares 
Par value $1.00 

The company is now drilling its 
first well and has only a limited 
number of shares of Treasury stock 
for sale at $1 per share. 



A. KINGSBURY, - Gen'l Agent, 

Room 565 Parrott Building 
Telephone, Folsoni 881 



INTER NOS 

Oil and Development Company 

Rooms 39 & 40 Crocker Building 

Junction of Post and Market Incorporated under laws of Arizona 



Member 
California Petroleum 
Miners' Association 



THE FLASHLIGHT 

Oil Company 

1200 acres in Coalinga District 
Offers excellent opportunity for 
rapid advance in stocks bought 
now in at bed rock price. Shares 
now selling at 20 cents will surely 
be worth $1 00 inside of six months 
Agent wanted in each city in the 
state. Write for prospectus, full 
particulars, etc. 



Positively Non=AssessabIe. Capital Stock, $400,000 



Officers — Matthew C. Nunan, President; A. M. Cox, Vice-pres- 
ident; John F. Harris, treasurer; M. L. Culver, secretary; C, W 
Duffie, Manager; Hugo D. Newhouse, Attorney; Daniel Meyer 
Depository. 

A limited amount of treasury stock will be sold at 25 cents per 
share. Lands of the company are in Sunset, McKittrick and Tem- 
plor Districts, comprising 410 acres. Will commence boring at once 
on section 9, 32 south, range 23 east, M. D. B. & M., situated in the 
very center of oil-producing wells. This stock sale is a SNAP, as oper- 
ations begin at once. Work will progress as rapidly as possible. Do 
not wait to be solicited for this stock as it is not a speculation, but a 
sound investment. For further information apply or address 



Brust & Byrne, General Agents, 



Rooms 39 and 40 Crocker Building 

Telephone, Main 296. 



San Francisco 



Stock of this company will advance to 50 cents iper share on o 
about the 15th of December, and if you want an A 1 investment c r 
n orj address Messrs. BYRNE & BRUST 



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GRAND PACIFIC OIL STOCK 



Best Investment On the Market 




Stockholders in, the GRAND PACIFIC OIL COMPANY Possess three 

Extra Advantages. 

FIRST — The stock covers 2627^ acres of the best oil land in five of the best oil districts as follows: 

Sunset District, Kern County. McKittrick District, Kern County. 
Coalinga District, Fresno County. Kettleman District, Kings County. Over 300 Acres more land secured 

in Contra Costa County last week. 

SECOND — Stock is absolutely Non-Assessable. 

3(1 Lai*£e CaDitalizatOn By which successful development is absolutely 



l2,ooo Shares Sold In One Day. 



One Hundred Thousand Shares Sold in Less than Three Months 

Second 100,000 shares now selling rapidly at $1.00 per share; will probably be sold by January 1st, when 3d 
100,000 shares will be placed on the market at $2.50 per share. Now is the time to buy if you want a good profit 



The Officers of the Company who are all well-known business and professional men are: 



A. G. Deardorff. President 

J. M. Merrell Vice-President 

John Choice .Secretary 

Wells-Fargo Bank Depository 

F. A. Berlin Attorney 

Franklin Person Superintendent Agencies 



Directors. 
J. M. Merrell E. H. Baxter J. A. Miller 

John Choice J G Sala F. A. Berlin 

R. L, Rigdon A. G. Deardorff 



Office, Rooms 412, 413, 414 Parrott Building, SAN f *ancisco 

T E. Pollock, Arizona representative, president Arizona Central Bank, Flagstaff, Arizona. 
P. S. No salaried officers in the Company. Only a competent secretary draws pay. Tel. South 742 



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HOMESTAKB. 

10 .1! 12 j.s 

[NDBPBNDI r 

300 nt as .... 75 00 

at ji 192 00 

Jooofli 500 00 

Iooo(li25)at 25 250 00 

500 at 22 110 00 

50o( B6o)at 24 1 20 00 

KERN RIVER. 

170 at 17 50 -■•(75 09 

ki:kn oil. 

"5 at .1 7-5 143 75 

MONARCH OF ARIZONA. ' 

100 at 39 39 00 

600 at 38 228 00 

McKITTiilCK CONSOLIDATED . 

100 at 50 50 00 

100 at 40 40 00 

1 10 at 35 38 SO 

200 at 36 72 00 

MONTE CRISTO. 

400 at I 25 500 00 

100 at 1 20 1 20 00 

100 at 1 17 ' z 117 5o 

200 at 1 35 270 00 

325 at 1 40 455 00 

150 at 1 45 217 5o 

1150 at 1 5o 3075 00 

500 at 1 55 775 ' o 

PRTROLEUM CENTER. 

1350 at 2o 70 00 

1100 at 21 210 90 

200 at 22 154 00 

100 at 23 23 00 

REED CRUDE OIL CO. 

200 at 51 102 00 

RTRRLINli 

50 at 2 S5 142 50 

20o(E6o}at3 00 600 00 

240 at 2 95 708 00 

100 at 2 80 280 00 

SAN JOAQUIN 

'45 at 9 37'; 1359 37^ 

30 a 9 25 3532 50 

ioo-B30-at 9 37^ 9370 50 

20o-B6o-at 9 50 1900 00 

00-B 5-at 9 25 1850 00 

20-S 5-at 9 25 185 00 

220-B 5-at 9 25 1S5 00 

50-B 5-at 9 37^ 468 75 

TWENTY-EIGHT. 

500 at 2 10 1050 00 

1000 at 2 05 215 2 50 

ioo-13o,o-at 2 20 220 00 

9 at 2 00 18 00 

100 at 2 15 107 50 

YUKON. 

100 at 60 60 00 

34,502,'i Shares Amount ^55,846 70 



OIL RKI 



Contra Costa Compa i i * 

The Tide Water 
company, now 

500 feel and 

The Coir 
in which - 

• rune ni<>\ 

week. Thej have run into 

r>t well ever drilled in Contra' 

The disci made 

in drilling in the bill, which came 

nif and found 

oil in the well. This well 

I inally drilled 125 feet, 

when wotk was discontinued 

On ■ want of pn per 

facilities. Mir 

res has organized .1 company called 
the General Cleaves Oil company, 

which will commence operating 
immediately on lands leased from 

the Tide Water Syndicate. 

Capt. Barret, the well known 
Coalinga operator, lias organized 

the Clover Leaf Oil company, to 
te on 600 acres adjoining 

the Tide Water Syndicate. This 
company is backed by Kastern 
capital, chiefly fn in St. Paul, 
Minn. 

The statement is now made that 
all homestead entries in the oil 
districts set apart last winter by 
Commissioner Herman are to be 
canceled, on the recommendation 
of special agents of the depart- 
ment who have been looking into 
the matter. Owneis of mineral 
locations have been making appli- 
cations in the general land office 
to protect themselves from lien 
laud locators, but this is an irregu- 
lar proceeding and there has been 
no expectation that the applica- 
tion would be carried through to 
the issuance of a patent. The in- 
tention was nothing more than to 
close the land for entry by scrip 
pers. 

The Piru Field 

The report of a heavy strike of 
oil on well No. 2 of the Piru 
Ranch Oil company attracts fresh 
interest to this locality, which is 
the only one in Ventura county 
where any great amount of dev- 
elopment is going on. The county 
has been known as an oil producer 
for twenty-five years, and its 
present output is about 50,000 
barrels a month. An estimate of 
the area of oil strata in this field is 
given at 10,000 acres, extending 
over a territory twelve miles in 
length. The old wells on the 
ranch were light producers, but 
great expectations are entertained 
from the new strike. 



WOMeill. SICCESS 



Dr. Bowe s, the State Oil expert 
was recently in Yuma examining 
oil indications. He was favorably 
impressed by the natural gas of 
that locality. 



Notice. 



TO THE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE FLASH- 
LIGHT OIL COMPAY, A CORPORATION. 
There will be a special meetiug of the Stock- 
Holders of the Flashlight Oil Company, held at 
the office of said Company, at room 115 Phelau 
Building, San Francisco, at 1 o,clock, on the 12th 
day of November, tyoo. 

This meeting is called for the purpose of increas- 
ing the capital stock of the said Company from 
$200,000.00 to $500,000.00, By order of the Board 
of Directors, 

A, Baiiau, President 

F. M. Persinger, Secretary, 



Frank DuBois 

Will expert Oil Land for Cash and Promoters 
stock. Thoroughly familiar with entire Oil Belt 
fiom San Diego to Humboldt. Under my control 
so.neverv valuable tracts of Oil Land in Sunset 
McKittrick and Kern River, that will offer good 
inducements on. to reliable parties, 
Sale, Lease or Promotion. 

393 Parrott Building 



J. M. CURTIS & SON 
Analytical Chemist 



Special attention given to the 
analysis of Oils, and to the tests of 
Gypsum, Kaolin Clay and other 
minerals held by the Land De- 
partment as sufficient to main- 
tain placer mineral locations. 

Quick and accurate returns at 
moderate prices. 



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Pacific Land and 
Oil Syndicate 

■ 

ny in the 

and McKittrick D Kern 

County. 

Lands surrounded bj wells 

velopment. 

1 his wanted throughout the 

1 in account of th<- incn 
value of these binds, and realizing 
the necessity ol more rapid de- 
velopment, this syndicate Ikis ion. 

of its 
Mm l, for salt- at $1.00 pr.i share- 
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PACIFIC LAND & OIL SYNDI- 
CATE, 308 Pine street, S. F. 



Notice o? A nu-Ji Meeti.. 1 - 

Notice is hereby given that tne annual meeting 
ot the stockholders ol the flashlight oil mininnv 
will be held at the office of said corporation 
rooms 115-117 Phelan building, in the Cityof San 
Franc.sco, state ol California, on Wednesday 
November nth, 1900 at the hour oi one thirty 
o'clock p. m. for the purpooe of electing directors 

tor the ensuing year, and for the transact! I 

such other business as may properly come before 
the meeting. 

Transfer books will close at office of the cor- 
poration on the 4th day of November, 1900 at s 
o'ciock r. M, 

A. Barieau, President, 
F. M. Persinger, Secretary. 



HOWARD H. SH1NN 



Member Producers' Oil Hx- 
change and San Francisco 
Stock Exchange Board. 

318 Pine St., Rooms 7 6-8. 

Oil Stocks and Securities. 

JOSEPH B. TOPLITZ 

Member 
Producers' Oil Exchange 

Stock Broker 

Dealer in Oil Stocks. 

Money loaned on Stocks. 

Correspondence •:- solicited. 

330 PINE ST., S. F 



Oriental Oil & Fuel Co. 

Of Portland, Orgon. 

Incorporated under the laws of Oregon. 
Stock Non-Assessable, Non-Liability of Stockholders. 
CAPITAL STOCK, $100,000 Divided into 100, oooshares, par value $1 
We have acquired title to the Southwest Quarter of Section 8 
Township 26 South, of Range n East, M. D. B. & M.,in Kern County 
California. 

OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS— H. C. Eckenberger, Commer- 
cial Agent of the Michigan Central Railroad, President; R. L. Dun- 
ham, Vice-President of the Merchants' National Bank, Vice-President; 
H. C. Breeden of H. C. Breeden Co., Furniture Dealers; J. Frank 
Watson, President Merchants' National Bank; Charles V. Cooper 
Contracting Freight Agent Union Pacific R. R. 

MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK, DEPOSITORY. 
H. C. STRATTON, Secretary, 

FIOCF E. Room 512 Chambr o? Commerce Building 

Portland, Oregon. 

The Barrett Oil Well Swivel Wrench S£{S&'& B P £2 




All drillers, to be successful, should use the best and latest appliances 

as it is LABOR, TIME AND MONEY SAVED. 

It is only necessary to have one of these wrenches for all sized bits 
You simply change the top plates, which have different sized squares 
to suit different sized bits. 

— MANUFACTURED BY — 



J. Barrett, 



Alleghany Pa 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 

Published. Weekly 

"he Oil authority of the Pacific Coast 

Official organ of California Petroleum 

Miners* Association. 



\V B. WINN, Editor and Publisher. 



Office and Editorial Rooms 

318 Pine Street. San Francisco 

Telephone, Rush, 176 



TERMS 
















STRICTLY IN ADVANCK 



Money should be sent by Postal Order, Draft 
or Regi stered Letter addressed to Pacific Oil Re- 
porter, 31S Pine street, San Francisco, room 
2g. Communications must be accompanied by 
writer's name ana address, not necessarily of 
publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. 



Entered in the Postoffice at San Francisco, 
as second-class matter. 



Cal 



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1900 

The petroleum industry will 
play an im- 
The Industry's portant part in 
Opportunity. the work of the 
annual state 
convention of the California Min- 
ers' Association, jwhich will con- 
vene in San Francisco on the igth 
inst., and there is every promise 
that this big association will prove 
a great benefit to the oil interests 
of the state. For the first time in 
its history ihe California Miners' 
Association has given prominent 
recognition to the oil industry, and 
it has done so by inviting the Cali- 
fornia Petroleum Miners' Associa- 
tion to send delegates represent- 
ing the industry and by the wel- 
come general information that the 
question of the taking of mineral 
land by the use of agricultural 
scrip will be one of the important 
subjects to be discussed. It is 
understood that the matter of a 
new oil land location law, which 
the executive committee of that 
association took up last year, will 
be another subject and other mat- 
ters of direct importance to the oil 
industry will (undoubtedly be 
features of the deliberations. 

It will be most gratifying to oil 
men to have their industry cham- 
pioned by so strong and influential 
an organization, and their co-opera- 
tion will undoubtedly be prompt 
and hearty, as it should be. It is 
app.opriate that this step should 
be taken for the oil industry is but 
abranchof themining industry and 
all branches of that industry have 
much in common. The California 
Miners' Association has a member- 
ship of over 10,000, and has proved 
a very strong power in securing 
mining legislation for years. The 
coming convention will represent 
the whole mining industry of the 
state and will have an important in- 
fluence on the fortunes of the indus- 
try. The new greatness of petrol- 
eum and its legislative needs which 
have newly arisen, have resulted 
in this recognition of it as one of 
the chief features of the State's 
mining industry. The oil interests 
need and welcome this recognition 
and strong support. All forms of 
the industry are interested in the 
scrip problem for agricultural scrip 



may be and is applied to all kinds 
of mineral land, and in many other 
ways there are common need s 
which should draw together for 
mutual support all branches of the 
mining industry. The oil men 
need their own organizations, but 
there should be cordial co-opera- 
tion and affiliation with the gen- 
eral organization and probably 
will be in the future. The invita- 
tion from the California Miner 3 ' 
Association reads as follows: 

S. V., Cal., Nov. 7, 1900. 
California Petroleum Miners' As- 
sociation. 

Dear Sir: The California Miners' 
Association will hold its annual 
convention in this city commenc- 
ing Monday, Nov. 19th. 

As there will, in all probability, 
be some action taken regarding 
proposed legislation affecting the 
oil interests of California, we 
should be very much pleased if 
your organization will appoint five 
or mote delegates to meet with us 
and assist in our deliberations. 

Trusting that this will meet 
with your approval, and that you 
will assist us by yourco operation, 
I beg to remain, 

Yours very truly, 
Edward H. Benjamin, 

Secretary. 



The 

sent : 



following is the response 



S. F., Cal., Nov. 8, 1900. 
Mr. Edward H. Benjamin, 
Sec. Cal. Miners' Association, 

331 Pine Street, City. 
Dear Sir: Replying to your favor 
of Nov. 7th will say that the Calif- 
o.nia Petroleum Miners' Associa- 
tion, through its president and 
secretary, will' be glad to accept 
your invitation to confer with the 
California Miners' Association in 
their annual convention which 
will be held on November 19th. 

The interests of the oil men and 
the miners are identical, especially 
so far as the matter of land legisla- 
tion is concerned. You can rest 
assured that the California Petro- 
leum Miners' Association will do 
all in its power to aid in legisla- 
tion which will benefit the mining 
industry, whether it be gold, cop- 
per, silver or oil. 

At our next meeting of the 
board of directors we will appoint 
the delegates who will represent us 
in your Asscciation. 

Thanking you for your invita- 
tion, I remain, 

Y'ours respectfully, 

W. B. Simmons, Sec'ty. 



A meeting ot the members of 
the Los Angeles Oil Exchange 
was called for Thursday to vote 
on various proposed amendments 
to the by-laws. The principal 
change in contemplation is an in- 
crease in membership dues to $3, 
the increase to be effective and 
first payable on December 1. 
Members admitted since August 
1 are now paying $3, but it is de- 
sired that the increase be made 
general. Honorary members, if 
the clause carries, will also pay $2 



Late Pacific Coast News. 

The heaviest producer in the Kern 
River District is No. 5 of the Sacramento 
Oil company, which has a record of 850 
barrels a day by measurement. 

A storage reservoir costing $6,000 will 
be put up by the "Four" Oil company 
on section 4, 29-28, within the next 60 
days. 

After nearly a year the McKittrick Oil 
company is now on the sand on section 
r8, 30-29, The McKittrick's No. 1 dev- 
eloped an artesian well that inundated 
2500 acres and washed away the derrick. 

117 barrels were pumped from the Lion 
well in two hours and the oil went down 
only 34 feet from the top. 

It is expected that within-a few weeks 
seven companies will be operating in the 
Midway district, especially a> interest has 
been aroused by the strike of the Pacific 
Consolidated on section 2, 32-22. The 
Oriental has its No. 1 down 250 feet and 
is making rapid progress. The Oregon is 
building a derrick for its first well in sec- 
tion 10, 32-23, and has machinery on the 
way for its plant. Bay City No. 1 is 
doing well at nearly seven hundred feet 

LOS ANGELES. 

The Chino Land and Water company 
has been obliged to abandon its well in 
the Fullerton extension, at a depth of 
1 100 feet, on account of a big flow of 
water. The company will make another 
try, however, and work on the second 
well will begin at once. 

The Carbon Canyon Oil company in 
the Fullerton district has just struck oil 
and a heavy flow of gas at a depth of 520 
feet in its well No. 1, and there is every 
indication of its being a good producer. 
This has created quite a flurry of excite- 
ment in the Eastern Fullerton field. 

At a depth of 175 feet a small vein of 
oil was struck in the well of the Alliance 
Oil company, drilling in the Newhall dis- 
trict at the south of the tunnel. 

The Pioneer White Oil company of 
Los Angeles has its well on section 3, 3-15 
Placerita c-inyon, down something over 
700 feet, with what are considered the 
best of indications. 

At 'the corner of Raniona and Alpine 
streets the Los Angeles Mutual Oil com- 
pany is finishing its No. 1. The well is 
expected to be a producer and it is not 
thought that it will fall short of twenty- 
five barrel-*, while it may go considerably 
above that figure. Work has been start, 
ed on No. 2, near by, and the company 
will drill five more wells as rapidly as 
possible. 

The Dividend Oil company's well No 
3, in the Los Angeles local field, which 
was drilled about one hundred feet 
deeper, to 950 feet, about a month ago 
and made such a fine showing, is holding 
up at a wonderful rate. The well is still 
pumping thirty-five barrels a day. Sev" 
eral other wells of the company are being 
deepened. 

Well No. 3 of the Grace Oil company 
was put on the pump Wednesday, and 
Superintendent J. R. Osborne says a pro- 
duct of over 50 barrels a day is being run 
into sump holes and tanks. A depth of 
225 feet has been reached in well No. 4. 
The first hundred feet was run in with 
14-inch casing. 



The. 



CONTRA COSTA 



OIL and 



*S3 



PETROLEUM CO. 



Capital Stock 



Shares 



$500,000 



$1 Each 



A Good Publication 

Lionel V. Redpath publisher of 
"Petroleum in California" ha 
been in San Francisco last week in 
the interest of his publication. 
That the publication has worth is 
evidenced by the fact that the first 
edition is entirely exhausted and 
Mr. Redpath is now engaged in 
the publication of a second edition 
which will undoubtedly meet with 
a readv sale. 



The company's holdings consist 
of 3 000 acres of land, held on long 
lease at one-tenth royalty. 

f the capital stock 200,000 
shares are placed in the treasury to 
be sold at 25 cents per share, or 
until otherwise ordered, to provide 
a working capital. The balance 
of the treasury stock remaining un- 
sold will be divided pro rata among 
the stockholders. Active opera- 
tions in the field will commence 
when $10,000 is paid into the treas- 



OFFICERS: 



L,. R. Mead - - President 
Hon. C. M. Belshaw, - Vice-Pres- 
Hon. Frank McGowan, ecretaryfi 
B. Harkinson - - Treasuwe 
TRUSTEES. 

L, R. Mead of Byron prings and 

ecretary Risdon Iron Works. 
Hon. C. M. Belshaw, Capitalist and 
Representative of Contra Costa Co. 
R. Harkinson, Cashier Antioch 

Bank. 

Hon. Frank McGowan, of an 

Francisco, Attorney-at-Law. 
R. G. Dean, Agent California 
Wharf and Warehouse Com- 
pany at Brentwood and Byron. 
The company is operating on 
land known to be oil land, as in 
1864 a shallow well was drilled 
which yielded oil of a good qual- 
ity. 

This well was abandoned, as its 
drill got wedged in the hole. 

A railroad runs within a mile and 

a half of the property, and tide 

water is only eight miles distant. 

For Map and Prospectus, address 

any of the officers, or 

G. GRIFFITH, 
Assistant Secretary, 
Hearst Building, San Francisco. 



When you want to swear go to 

LEE D. CRAIG 

Notary Public and 
Commissioner of Deeds 
316 Montgomery St, 

bet. California 

and Pine, San Francisco. 



T 



Import iin i Meeting 



gravit 



Tbe following notice I 
sent out to all men by the Califor- 

ition. 

There will be a conventu 
the oil men ol the State held in 



ited 
than the 

turn. 

the Assembh the .\n 

r.u .. belt *'"' 

BIdg., Montgomery street this city. Puente field 

on Thursday evening. November miles The North U 

olock. at which matters just ,11;, 

vital to the oil indn - ,rikt " '" its we "' whjcu ta ; ' »»•« 
„_„;„ , ■■• , ... and a halt north ol present 
ornia will lie taken up nnd dis , , 

ltr tne I n "l mother belt, which se< 

lying the methods of handling oil be in line with the Ensl Whittier 

and cooperating with the different "'«■'"• "here indication- 
districts of tin the end l"" mlM »* [foil is found in the 
,,„, , Bast Whittier well the Central Oil 
that a uniform price tor crndi :n i 

i wv.m. c „ m p ; ,, lv wl ]] have denned f"t it 

petroleum may be maintained. I here- a stretch of territory about two I 

by encouraging large investment and a half miles in length, every 
of capital from the Eastern States. '""' " ! which ought to be pro- 
as well as Europe, and further to ductive, 

ascertain as far as possible to what The Whittier Consolidal 

. . compnin s well is about one mile 

extent a uniform commission may soutn ,„■ ,, K . Xolth W hittier and 



Cost of Drilling. 

■ 



oil pui 

1)1! 

ivells 

nth An estimate in the 
ni fields 
pel « ell •■! a total ol 

own from 
lied in the Eastern 

a hen tin 

ly three time 

much as it is „t the present time, 
At the present tim< .< numl 
wells in California producing oil 

is estimated ;it about 1 51 

A GOOD SHOWING. 



panv : P. !•'. Rowland. 1 

1 White Oil 

dent; .1. B 
h igh. - 

npany; II. 
1 ■ Kloeckner, 

Miguel Oil and Dei 

nicnt com pan trker, 

presl 

I liamond Oil companj ; Hon, E 
I> P. dent; W. W. Allen, 

iry. 

Ifain ' building 






be adopted for the sale of stick. 
through banking and broker con- 
cerns in the Mast, as well as many 
other matters vital to the oil in- 
dustry. All are invited. 
Very respectfully. 

\V. R. Simmons, Sec'y. 



seems to be in the middle belt. 

The Turner Oil company has 
just completed its No. 4. For the 
first three days it lias pumped at 
the rate of 125 barrels a day. No. 
4 is down 1 100 feet and will be 
finished probably in a week. The 
production of two wells of this 

Gray Gander Was Elected. I™***** ^ '^ m ° nth waS375 ° 

The Gander flies high now; she The Murphy Oil company's 
was elected by the biggest vote j well started off at 120 barrels, 
ever cast in the Kern River field. 1 
All the returns are in now. Peo- 



ple from the North, South, East 
and West and all parts of the 
world turned out to vote. They 
looked over tbe whole field and at 
last turned in their vote for the 
Gray Gander. The majority 
claims he is the oiliest bird in the 
field. The company have a limited 
amount of votes left. Any one who 
forgot to register will have one 
more chance; they can call or 
send to the office, 330 Pine street 
their name. But don't forget to 
take or send a few x's to put op- 
posite name as they do not count 
votes. Unless there a x or a v 
opposite name they are cast aside 
and thrown into the waste basket. 
They have only a limited amount 
of shares to place on the market. 
The company expect soon to raise 
$25 on a share. Now is your 
chance as they expect soon to 
withdraw all common stock from 
the market. 



at 



Peculiar Formation 

Whittier. 

The Murphy Oil company 
which just finished up a well di! 
rectly south of the Central Oi 1 
company's property, produces oi i 
of about 14 gravity, and the War_ 
ren Oil company's oil is about 21 



The Bear State. 

The Bear State Oil company in 
Coalinga district has leased the 
NW^ of their land to the Eastern 
capitalists, who are under contract 
to put down several wells to a 
depth of at least 1600 feet, unless 
oil is found in paying quantities at 
a less depth. This syndicate pays 
10 per cent royalty, also a bonus 
of 50,000 shares of stock in their 
company, thus enabling the di- 
rectors of the Bear State Oil com- 
pany to pay a dividend of 25 per 
cent in stock of the Eastern com- 
pany the first well of the Bear 
State Oil company, now being 
drilled, is down over 900 feet, with 
a heavy showing of gas and some 
oil. 



The Occidental 

Owing to the recent strike in 
their well No. 1, and the formation 
of eight new sub-companies all 
operating on the Occidental Oil 
company's property, price on their 
stock will be advanced this week 
from 75 cents to $2.50 per share. 



The Pacific CoMt Underwriting 

Company tlnve Underwritten a 

Portion o» The Stocksof the 

Following Companies. 

Church Mine Development com- 
pany; Jno. Ross, Jr., president; J. 
J. Crawford, secretary. 

Gray Gander Oil company; O. 
B. Phelps, president; G. l'\ Abbott, 
secretary. 

Harvey Oil company; Dr. W. A. 
Harvey, president; S. D. A. Allen, 
secretary. 

California Oil and Investment 
company; A. J. Robinson, secre- 
tary. 

Famosa Oil company; Jno. B. 
Albro. president; T. A. ShepLard, 
secretary. 

Kern River Oil and Develop- 
ment company, Henry Dechant, 
president; L. E. Ensign, secretary. 

Marin Oil Land company; S. M. 
Smith, secretary. 

Lincoln Oil company, Oakland, 
Cal. ; J. H. Edson, secretary. 

LOS ANGELES COMPANIES. 

Imperial Consolidated Oil com- 
pany; Clinton Johnson, president; 
J. A. Brown, secretary. 

California Mineral Oil company; 
J. J. Wilson, president; F. H. 
Piper, secretary. 

American Girl Oil company; 
Walter H. Wren, president; A. S- 
Park. secretary. 

Eighty thousand eight hundred 
shares Keystone Oil and Develop- 
ment company stock (individual). 

Arizona Giant Copper company; 
J. C. Kirkpatrick, president; Geo. 
D. Copeland, secretary. 



The Sovereign. 

The Sovereign Oil company 
have commenced its lirst well, and 
another will be commenced on 
Monday next, the company hav- 
ing purchased the complete Stand 
ard drilling rigs. The Sovereign 
people are after oil in earnest, and 
as the laud upon which they are 
drilling is proven territory, a 
strike of oil will, without doubt, be 
chronicled in an early issue of 
the Reporter. 

A Splendid Opportunity 

For Investment 

Mt. Diablo Oil Company 

In section 30, 28-28, Kern River 
District. Has one good pro- 
ducing well and the second well 
is nearly finished. Price of 
stock $1 per share. 

We also have for sale or lease any 
part of section 26, township 32 
south, range 23 east, Sunset 
District, on reasonable terms. 

Room 625 Laughlin Bldg. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 



Now Drilling. 

ME BAY CITY OIL COMPANY, 

Is now drilling on its lands in 
Midway District, Kern County 

Price of Stock is $1.50 per share 
cash or in five equal monthly 
installments (2^ per cent, di 
count for cash), 
Circulars and maps sent on request. 



Bay City Oil Company 



321 Safe Deposit Building, San Francisco. 
Geo. W. Turner. President. 
E. N .Sbwell, Secretary, 




PARKE & LACY CO. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. BAKERSFIELD, CAL. 

21 & 23 FREMONT ST., SAN FRANCISCO. 



Contracted Waist Water Front Fire-Box 
Oil Well Boiler. Made in two sizes 
20 and 25 Horse-Power- 



Engines, Boilers and Pumps for 

j OIL WELLS j 

Well Boring and Drilling Tools. Prompt Delivery Guaranteed 



Capital Slock: - 300,000 shares 
Par Value, $5 per share. 



THEr 







Treasury stock, 200,000 shares 
or 66 2-3 per cent 




The Tide=Water Oil Syndicate 

Write for Inside facts 

Office 5T0=T1 ParrottBuilding, San Francisco 



THE I'ACIFICOII. RI- 



PACIFIC COAST OIL NEWS. 



;r. 



«3 



KERN RIVER OIL 



Recent Developments In Oil In Various Parts 
of the State. 



FRK- 

Ninety barrels is the 6rst production 
uf the "jS" Oil Companv's No. j. 

The Wisconsin oil company near 
Coalinga, is now down Soo feet and >till 
sinking. 

The investment on section it., 1.1-15 
has again begun wvrk i> now using 5^. 
inch casing. 

On aa, 19-15 the Merced oil company 
has begun work after several months 
but down. 

Well No. 4 of the Independence 1 >i 1 
company on 18 is in sand and expected 
to be one of their best. 

Work on the Star oil company's pro- 
perty has been discontinued for several 
weeks. They were down about 800 feet 

Good expectations are entertained for 
well No. 4 of the Oil City Petroleum 
Company, which is now in the sand. 

It is said that a valuable field exists n 
the neighborhood of the old Keyston e 
Oil company on 4, 19-15. Their well is 
now down 1250 feet. 

Chanslor & Canfield have a depth of 
800 feet on No. 11 and are ready to begin 
on No. 12. On their Coalinga property 
they are drilling on No. 10. 

The California Rock Oil fs now down 
1200 feet and think they will reach sand 
in the next filter. They are ready to 
put in 4^ -inch casing. 

Water is giving much trouble to the 
Blue Goose Oil company who recently 
tooled and pumped their well in an 
endeavor to get rid of it. 

Another flowing well is expected in the 
Home Oil company's No, 6 which has 
reached the sand and been shut in. This 
company is now completing its 32,000 
barrel tank. 

The Minnesota Oil company has 
abandoned their hole on section 33 and 
moved the rig to begin a new one. The 
old one was down 900 feet and was given 
up on account of trouble with the casing. 

The new well of the Confidence Oil 
company, section 31, 19-45 is having 
tubing put in. It has about 400 barrels 
of oil stored which was taken out with a 
bailer. The company is also putting up 
a rig for No. 2. 

Several companies in the Coalinga 
neighborhood have discontinued work 
for the present. Among them are the 
Muntjac: the Elk Oil company, whose 
rig is now working on the Caribou No. 
2; the Great Eastern Oil company on 28 
19-15, which stopped at I2uo feet and 
pulled its casing, with the intention of 
using it for the water supply on another 
well; and the Carmelita on 2, 20-15 which 
has done nothing except to put up a 

KERN, 

The Lone Star is now working in good 
ground. 

B. E. Greer has assigned to Doran and 
Brouse his interests as lessee in 20, 28-28 
for $6000. ' 

The tanks for the McKittrick well are 
in place and the well is ready for per- 
foration. 

The rig of the Royal Union Oil com- 
pany has been sold to satisfy a judgment 
of $415. 

The rig of the Worth X-ray Oil com- 
pany, operating on section II, 21-30 at 
McKittrick, is now on the ground. 

Operations will soon be begun on sec- 



tion 31, adjoining Oil Center b> the V. 
Zuro Puro company 

The ladies are taking a hand in the 
oil business. The PlOgnMive Woman's 
Oil company has secured 160 acres in 
the Temblor district 

It is reported that the Hawkey* State 
Oil company is taking ■ new lease of life 
tlld patting up ■ rin OH its Kern River 
property. 

Sinking has begun on No. 2 on the 
Shasta Oil company's prop erty in 14, 
2S-27. This well will begin with four- 
t eeu-iuch casing. 

The Aztec, on 29-28, is said to be get 
ting 200 barrels a day from their well No. 
8, which has just been finished at a depth 
of less than 1000 feet. 

The ownership of a large part of sec- 
tion 31 has given its name to the "Thirty- 
One" Oil company, which has property 
near Temblor. 

The Central Point Consolidated, op- 
erating on 4, 28-28, Kern River field, 
is now shipping about five carloads a 
day. It has 12 wells completed and a 
r ig ready for No. 13. 

The Senator Oil Company on section 
4, 29-28, would be prepared to ship four 
hundred barrels a day if its pipe line to 
the railroad were completed. This line 
will be finished soon. 

On the property of the Superior Oil 
company near Bakersfield the drill is 
twenty -five feet in the oil sand with a 
nine and five-eighth-inch casing. There 
is a strong flow of gas and every assur- 
ance of a good well. 

A flowing well has been struck in Sun- 
set district on section 12, 11-24 by the 
Lion Oil company. At 700 feet the 
drill penetrated the sand and the oil at 
once rose to the top of the n^" -inch 
casing. With the next screw the flow 
came a foot over the casing. The well 
was .capped and the tanks will be put up 
at once. 

The scarcity of water in the desert 
has made it necessary to have a good 
supply of mountain water. The Sunset 
Water company has provided tanks and 
is developing a water supply. Pipe lay - 
ing will begin this week and continue 
until the system is complete. 

Chanslor & Canfield are rebuilding 
the Bakersfield Iron Works recently de- 
stroyed by fire, on a larger scale. These 
worirs were originally intended for their 
own use, but as the oil men could not 
get the use of the railroad shops at Bak- 
ersfield the owners were induced to put 
in a larger plant for the use of the oil 
men of that vicinity. The new plant 
include a machine shop, blacksmith 
shop and foundry, which will give em- 
ployment to about 100 men. 

Much interest is taken by oil men in 
the strike made by the Arizona Western 
on the northwest quarter of 8, 29-28, on 
account of its showing an increase in 
area of the Kern River field about a mile 
further west and south, in the direction 
of the Pacific Coast Oil and Develop- 
ment company. Oil indications have 
been abundant for some time past, and 
on the 30th the drill went twenty feet 
into oil, at a depth of 853 feet. Drilling 
was stopped and the casing was put 
down. The Arizona has a lease on 
twenty acres, on a one-sixth royalty from 
E. M. Roberts. 

C. J. Rader of the Monarch Oil com- 
pany of West Virginia has just paid a 
visit to the Sunset fields and report that 
the Oriental has started to work on 30, 



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AMI DEVELOPMENT COMPANY*!*!"-} 

21a Sansome street. San Francisco, Cal. 

Lease 130 acres in the Fullerton Oil district, Orann> 

. ' acres in the Kern River oil district. Kern Co., 

350,000 shares of $1.00 par value. 100,000 shares in treasury. 

Treasury stock for sale at $1 a share, fully secured. 
Treasury stock for sale at 50 cents a share, not secured. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 



(Continued on page 16.) 



President 



n KNRY DBCHBNT 

(of Krusius Bros., New York.) 
EUGENE J. ENSIGN Vice-President 

(of Ensign & McGuffick, Oil Merchants.) 
LEON E. ENSIGN ... ... Secretary 

(with Firemen's Fund Insurance Co.) 

E. F. SAGAR 

(Manager Kisen Vineyard Co.) 

PHILIPP DECHENT 

DEPOSITORY— First National Bauk San Francisco. 



Oil Land, Oil Stocks, Oil! 

flfrft Bought and Sold 



Lands to lease on royalty or will take stock in progressive companie 

Companies Incorporated under non-assessible laws. 

Will assist parties desiring companies promoted or Incorporated. 



Bachelors' Oil Company, 

Three States Oil Company, 
Section 6 Oil Company, 
Sunset Consolidated 
Oil Company 



Ambrose Harris 
Tyree A. Bell 

Rooms 611-612-613 
Hearst Building, 

San Francisco 
Telephone — Black 91. 



J. E BREITW1SER, Inventor RISDON IRON WORKS Builders 
San Francisco, Cal. 



NEW RAPID HYDRAULIC ROTARY and WALKING BEAM 
combination rigs. 

NEW STYLE STANDARD RIGS with all iron sprocket belts and 
rope drums. 

NEW MULTIPLE PUMPING PLANT, with separate stroke for 

each well. 
HYDRAULIC CLEANING AND FI3HING OUTFITS. 

FUEL OIL FOR SALE. 



Webster Iron Works 



DEPARTMENTS: 



MACHINE SHOPS 
BLACKSMITH SHOP 



FOUNDRY 
PATTERN SHOP 



m 

MINING, HILLING and MACHINE CASTINGS 



Rigs Irons, Sand Reels, Sand Pumps, Driiling and Fishing 
Tools, Heavy Forgings. 

Telephone 341 21st and I Streets. P 0. Box 463 

BAKERSFIELD, CAL. 



The Occidental owns over 11,000 acres of land in the five well-known oil district 
Kern county, Cal. The land is so distributed that every new strike, no matter by what 
Company increases the value of the Occidental lands 

Drilling was begun the last of September on section 2, township n N, range 24 W 
and the second oil sand was encountered November 5th, at which time the oil rose 200' 
feet in the casing. 

The First Well of the Occidental Oil Company will undoubtedly be a 40 bar 
rel well. 

Only a Limited Quantity of Treasury stock remain for sale. This will be closed 
out in a few days at 75 cents per share. 

Apply at the main office or at any of the sub-agencies of the company., for the pur- 
chase of stock or for any further information. 



MAP SHOWING 
LANDS OF 



mUEOCODBIBU. 




Write for Prospectus and Maps. 



OCCIDENTAL OIL COMPANY 470 = 471 Parrott Building, San Francisco, Cal . 

DR W W EASTM?N D ^ G ' ^7* 53 4 Bd 54 MacDonough Building, Oakland, Cal. 

DR. W. W. EASTMAN, Sonora.Cal. W . J. GRAHAM, No, l6s North First street, San Jose, Cal., MRS. G. H. YOST, Paol Alto 






San Jose Petroleum Co. 

The San Jose Petroleum Com- 
pany is incorporated, with a capi- 
tal stock of 500,000 shares of the 
par value of $1.00 each, 200.000 
shares of which are placed in the 
treasury to be sold from time to 
time as needed for development 
work. 

A limited amount of this treas- 
ury stock will be placed upon the 
market at ... . cents per share, the 
proceeds to be used for immediate 
development, the Directors reserv- 
ing the right to advance the price 
at any time without notice. 

The officers are well-known 
business men of San Jose. Their 
character and standing in the 
community is a guaranty that the 
affairs of the company will be con- 
ducted honestly, economically ami 
on a sound business basis. The 
President, H. W. Conkling, whole- 
sale and retail grocer; the Vice- 
President, L. A. Spitzer, County 
Assessor of Santa Clara County; 
the Secretary, D. A. Porter of D. 
J. Porter & Son, real estate aud 
insurance; the Treasurer, C. A. 
Bothwell, jeweler; Judge S. H. 
Langford, a resident of San Benito 
County for many years; J. C. 
Conkling, mining operator. The 
attorneys, Allan Brant and F. B. 
Brown, are prominent members of 
the Santa Clara Couuty bar. 

The company's land lies in the 
Fresno-San Benito District, in San 
Benito County, aud consists of 
800 acres, being the W. % of sec- 
tion 7, township 15 south, range 
n east; E. Yz section 12, township 
15 south, range 10 east, and 160 
acres in section 20, township 17 
south, range 11 east, all of which 
is in the acknowledged oil belt of 
the State, and is in the direct 
trend of the oil measures of the 
famous Coalinga oil field-;, as 
shown on the map of the Geologi- 
cal Survey of the State as pub- 
lished by the State Mining Bureau. 
Several companies are now op- 
erating in close proximity to our 
lands with most encouraging re- 
sults, oil of a very superior quality 
having already been found. The 
Union Oil Company, lying mid- 
way between our land in town- 
ship 15 and township 17, has two 
producing wells. The survey of 
the proposed Fresno and Monterey 
Railroad passes near the com- 
pany's land. 

The formation of sandstone and 
shale in our land is very regular 
and unbroken, and is pronounced 
by oil experts to be most favorable 
for the production of a good qual- 
ity of oil. 

Colonel M. M. Ogden, Field Ex- 
pert for the Producers' Oil Ex- 
change, San Francisco, in his 
report to the Dos Palos Oil and 
Development company has this to 
say about part of the land owned 
by the San Jose Petroleum com- 
pany: "My next examination was 
of the land lying along the north- 
erly line of the valley. Here I 
found by reason of the erosion of 
he waters and exposures (cross 



;' an anticline of a . 
arch judging from the later . 
proacbes composed of unaltered 
shak- con- 

glomerates, the folds of this antic- 
line dip at 32 deg. 30 min. and the 
strike is northwest and sou:; 
The dip of this anticline can he 
followed through section 7. town- 
ship 15. south, range 11 ca^t, and 
ID [a, township 15 South, 
range 10 east. I am convinced 
that wells located along the dip of 
this anticline will be most prolific 
yielders of oil; the 'sandrock c! 
concreted is practically identical 
with that found in the large pro- 
ducing wells at Coaliuga." 

The only thing the investor in 
oil stocks need fear is the will- 
ful misapplication of funds raised 
for development purposes. This 
can be guarded against by confin- 
ing investments to companies 
whose board of directors and offi- 
cers are composed of men of 
acknowledged ability and integ- 
rity. Under such management 
there is no reason why the shares 
of some companies which are now 
offered for less than $1.00 per 
share, should not ultimately com- 
mand many times that price. This 
has been the history of speculation 
in all oil mining regions. Five 
million dollars has been known to 
come out of a single well in Penn- 
sylvania, where the flow was no 
greater or the indications no bet- 
ter than they are at present in 
some of the oil fields of California. 

Fortunes have been made by 
many of our citizens out of oil, 
and greater fortunes are yet to be 
made out of this new and growing 
industry of the State of California. 

The production of oil in this 
state has steadily increased since 
1889, the total yield in that j'ear 
being less than 300,000 barrels 
ten years later — 1899, the pro- 
duction amounted to 2,642,000 bar- 
rels and for 1900 it is estimated 
the yield will be over 4,000,000 
barrels, and yet the consumption 
is far in excess of the supply. Its 
use for fuel is fast supplanting 
coal, being much cheaper, cleaner, 
and more easily handled. 

The office of the company is at 
room 1, 85 South First street, San 
Jose, California. 



For Sale or to Lease 



i. LAND in the 



Kern River McKitlrick and Sunset Districts 



James R. T. Mershon 
qjI Land and Stockbroker, Rooms 537, 53 8, 539 Parrott Building 
San Francisco, Cal, 



anies promoted and assisted in the raising of their development 
funds. 

Promoter 01 thh Following Companies, 

Promoter of the Monarch Oil OH CO. Of Arizona, Prudential 
Company, of Arizona, the Lion Oil Co., of Arizona, and the J. 
S. Potts Oil Land and Development Co., all located in 
he Sunset district, Kern county 




High Class Drop Forged Steel Tool 



ATLAS PATENT PIPE WRENCH 



Quick, effective and Positive in adjustment. The good qualities o 
Chain Pipe Wrench and Screw Pipe Wrench combined without have 
ing the faults of either. 

Made in four sizes: 10. iS. 74 aud 3ft inches. Handling from one-eight oi an inch wire to \% 
inch pipe. For sale by Hardware. Plumbing aud Oil Well Supply Dealers. 

ATLAS PIPE WRENCH CO. «}*$&£** 

New YorkOffice 121 Liberty Street Worps, New naveu. Co-ju 



Pacific Coast Machinery Company 

Dealers ir Crude Petrol 
euni for fuel aud gas, also 
manufacturers of the Lar _ 
kin Retort Oil Burner, uu- 
eqalled for economy and 
e se of regulation. Com- 
plete oil burning plants 
our specialty. Oil deliv- 
ered in carload lots or by 
lank, wagon or drum. 
Bakcrsfield , McKittrick or 
Coalinga oil in any quan- 
tity, long time contracts or 
otherwise. Lowest prices, best and most economical equipment. Everything 
guaranteed. We also manufacture the Larkin Oil Filter for filtering dynamo and 
machinery oils. In addition to our fuel oil busiuess we are also agents for the 
Stirling Water Tube Boiler, St. Louis Car Company, Missouri Ctr and Foundry 
Company, and the G. D. Boiler Cleaner Company If you are thinking of using 
Crude Petroleum for fuel give us acail. 

Pacific Coast Machinery Company, 12 Fremont Street, San Francisco 




400,000 Shares of Oil Stock 

FOR SALE 



Monarch, Lion, Occi= 
dental, Salinas Oil and 
Development Co., Etc. 



Address- 



S. S. SIMON, Original Owner, 

565-566 Parrott Building 

Telephone, Folsom, 1881. 

Oil Lands given for development pur- 
poses or for forming companies. 



The Excelsior Adjustable Round Hoop JTanks 

In 
The 

Market 
for Storing 

OIL 



Are the 

Cheapest 

Most 

Practica 

AND 



Satisfactory 

TANKS 




30,000 Gal. Size 20-2^x14 feet high. 



For Prices address 



^ The Excelsior Redwood Comp y. 

Fourth and Channel Sts. San Francisco. Manufjrs aud dealers in dumber and House Finish 

C. A. HOOPER & CO., Agents 
204 Front street, - ... San Francisco.Cal 



16 



PACIFIC OIL, RiSPOKTiSK 



(Continued from page 13.) 



32-24. Lumber has been sent in for der- 
ricks on the SWX of NIi'4 of 31,32-24 
for the Gypsy Queen. Jewett, Blodgett 
and Beal have started to build a new der- 
rick on 35, 12-24 Sunset. There are also 
four rigs going in on section 34; one to 
the Acme; one to the Golden Gate; and 
two to the Jewett and Blodgett. The 
Union Lumber company of Bakersfield 
stated to Mr. Rader that contractors are 
now in Bakersfield figuring on twenty 
Standard rigs to go into Sunset for Ore- 
gon people. 

LOS ANGKLES. 

Drilling has begun on No. it belong- 
ing to Hardison & Hardison . 

No work has been done for some time 
on the ground of Davis brothers east of 
Colegrove. 

The East Whittier Oil company expect 
to go about 2000 feet. They are now 
down about 1600. 

The North Whittier has a depth of 
900 feet, Consolidated 400, Central Oil 
company's No, 28 is over 600 and the 
No. 16 over 300. 

Drilling has again begun on the well 
of the Ivanhoe Oil Company which ha? 
been idle for some time. 

The Union Petroleum Company has 
reached a depth of 850 feet in No. 1 and 
a rig is going up on their No. 2. 

The Central Oil company have fin- 
ished putting down 1200 feet of high 
pressure six-inch pipe line. When the 
line has been tested and the connections 



made with the pump the company will 
discontinue using the water tanks and 
employ them for oil storage. 

Two wells have been abandoned by 
the Wellington Oil Company lately. 
This company is now drilling on its No. 
26. 

New territory in Los Angeles City 
is being exploited on upper Main street 
between Schiefflin and Sottello streets, 
just west of the river, half a mile from 
the nearest well. 

It is thought some trouble may be 
encountered here on account of the city 
ordinance restricting the oil operators 
within certain limits. 

Thomas Joyce is working on land leased 
of the Central Oil company. He will 
drill two wells before he puts in a pump- 
ing plant. 

Several companies have settled down 
between Newhall and Camulos, abouttwo 
miles east of the Temescal ranch, and 
have begun to look for oil 

The Berkeley Oil companj' is pushing 
work near Newhall, adjoining the 
Rumona. They are down 1,000 feet but 
no oil yet. 

The East Peru Oil company is one of 
the operators in the Newhall field, and 
say that their well is now 700 feet deep. 

The Los Angeles county oil men are 
having the same trouble about their 
water supply that is found in other lo- 
calities. Some of them are paying $5.00 
a day per well for water. 

It is expected that the well of the 
Rodeo Oil Company now down 750 feet 
will make a good producer when fin- 
ished. 



Two hundred acres of land have been 
leased at White's point, near San Pedro 
by the Sepulveda Oil Company which 
will go to work as soon as their mach- 
inery arrives. 

A first class machine shop reported to 
be the first in California has been put up 
by the Puenti Oil company on their 
property. Gas is piped from the wells 
by this company and is used in the com- 
pany's houses for both cooking and light- 
ing. 

The latest report from the Whittier- 
Fillmore plant is that the drill in the 
company's well is now making good 
headway. The well had a crook in it for 
some time, which delayed developmen 
in it for a few weeks. 

While pulling a well belonging to the 
Pennsylvania Oil Company on Figueroa 
street, the men pulled the derrick 
down. Rebuilding it will entail an ex- 
pense of about two hundred dollars. 

Water is giving much trouble in 
some parts of Los Angeles. The Oscar 
Bonner Oil Company's well has been 
cased off twice and both times the pres- 
sure caved in the casing, and J. H. Ol- 
sen has also been compelled to stop 
deepening his well for the same reason. 

A drilling rig of the Aetna Oil company 
is at work on section 8, 4-17 near Newhall, 
and they are able to report that the drill 
has reached a depth of 200 feet. Casing 
of 11 % inches is being used and the 
prospects for astrike are considered good 
No success has attended the prospecting 
of the Ramona Oil company up to the 
present time. This last well was 500 feet 
deep. 



The Union Oil company is building a 
private telephone line from Brea canyon 
to San Pedro. 

The fourth well 'of the Fullerton Oil 
company is ready for the pump. 

The Harbor company is drilling in the 
San Pedro field very satisfactorily; good 
oil indications are being obtained. 

The Tribune says there are 109 produc- 
ing wells in that section, including the 
Puente wells, which are in Los Angele 
county. 

The Fullerton Consolidated has its 
well No. 5 down 1,000 feet, and expects 
to go down at least 100 feet more. They 
have a small amount of oil and a good 
deal of gas. The company's fourth well 
is now on the pump and is credited with 
a production of almost 100 barrels of oil 
a day. Well No. 2 is also on the pump 
and is said to be producing about 90 bar- 
rels of oil. The drill in well No. 6 has 
eaten its way in 600 feet and is just 
entering the first oil sand. 

MONTEREY. 

C. A Burcnam of Randsburg, Cal. 
considered one of California's leading 
mining experts has been overlooking the 
oil fields in southern Mcnterey. 

SAN DIEGO. 

Development work on the property of 
the La Jolla Oil company near La Jolla is 
being rushed with all possible speed 
In spudding in recently the shaft was 
sent in 112 feet and drilling was begun 
from that depth last week. 

San Diego has an oil company called 




GRAY ;S 
GANDER 

Special Attention 

Special attention is called to the lo ja- 
tion of its properties. '•„ 

Value of investment can be estimated 
from the following; 

Office Pacific Coast Underwriting Company, | 
504 Parrott Building, J- 

San Francisco, Cal., August 8, 1900 ) 
We hereby certify that we have underwrttieu 
the stock of the Gray Gander Oil Company 
and the advantages are as follows: 

1st The stock is fully paid and n on -assessable. 
2nd The buyers are guaranteed DOLLAR, for 
DOIvIyAR of all money invested in this stock. 
3rd The stock is preferred, 
4th We will loan from 40 to 50 per cent of the 
par value to the holders of this stock at any 
time. 

5th The bonds used to guarantee the stock 
are obtained in this city and can be easily in- 
stigated, 

E, D. COOI^EY, Paesident, 
W. B. BURROWS, Secretary, 




^"Ste- 





Oil Comp'ny 

Incorporated under the laws of South 
Dakota June 21. 1900. 

Capital stock 200,000 shares; par 
value fi each, Treasury stock 100,000 
shares; sold with guarantee for devel- 
opment purposes. 

OFFICERS 

President O. B. PHELPS 

Vice-President J. I,. DOBLE 

Secretary G. F. ABBOTT 

Write or call at office 330 Pine stree 

rooms 44 and 45, for special induce 
mentsfor a short time 



the Monarch, which his m 


g well on the wharf of 


for losing the drill that r 






land • irrela 


it the 






formation, there i. DO 1 




in the well. 


drill w : f ace before 
alien operations 




rued. 






be m.i^ 



Tht 



Much excitement la prevailing in Red- 
ding in re) • oil in 

lock taken. 
■ fA RARDAKA. 



. in the Summer- 
land field, work double tour. 
The barf "t thi 

■ip.mv his been finished and 

drilling will commence as soon as the; 

a rig. 

The drills which were stuck in the 

in oil well have been 

removed and work resumed. Unless 

there is some further accident llie wurk 

will he pushed to an early completion. 

The Southern Con g lidated Oil 
p.uiv is making good progress with its 
second well near Carpeuteria having 
commenced work on it with a Standard 
rig a lew days ago. 

Last week at Summerland a hurricane 
blew over three drilling derricks, none of 
which were in use, viz: The Jaunita, on 
the Daniel's property; the Woman's 
company, on the Nonhrup property and 
the derrick of the Suniniert nd Oil and 
Land company. Two small pumping 
derricks also went over. 



The Conkling raucb Deal i 
with a vir» 
an oil well aunk 

Water pipe it being laid ' 
lister Crude Oil Companj from thi 

Inter 

the derrick. 

It i- i Antu line 

companj will h > v..rk on the 

company's territory in Bittern 

Road building m pie ted l.\ 

the Dwigo Oil companj near Hollistei 

The llollister Crude oil company 
expect to be drilling early in December. 

VBNTORA. 

The Crown King Oil company, the 
Piru Land and Oil company and the 
Buckhorn Oil and Transportation coin- 
pany each began a new well last week. 

Messrs. Fox and Collar have stopped 

operations for the Santa Ana Oil com- 
pany for the present, and gone to New- 
hall. 

The Bard Oil and Asphalt company, 
operating on the Bard tract in Ventura 
county, is putting down two new wells. 
The old wells are producing about iooo 
barrels per month. 

Several new wells will lie put down 
soon on the Cook ranch, in Ventura 




. .. imi 
D. HOOKER l.os Angeles, Cal. 



I nomas Price & Son 



Anahii.ni an J Con si liig 






W. lORGIrj 

OILS (JAS f ELL • 
•RIG IRONS 

Sand Cants 

Aims and Tins. The 

t iriginal Tool Wrench 

■1 and 

cheapest oo the mar- 
ket. 



or W. FORGIE, \\ Pa 





OFFICE, 

MARIETTA, OHIO 



IiWCOIifJ Olh COMPANY 



J, H. EDSON, Secretary and Manager 

Rooms 21 and 22 1003 1=2 Broadway Street, 




Oakland Cal 



rixpert's Report. 



San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 25, 1900 
The Lincoln Oil Co. — Gentlemen — I 
have made an examination of the prop- 
erty owned by your company, to wit: the 
southwest quarter of the northeast quar- 
ter of section 7, township 28 south, range 
28 east, M. D. B. & M. 

From the exhibit of frequent OUT- 
CROPS of OIL SAND, PRIMARY 
SHALFS, etc., on this property, I have 
no hesitancy in s aying that your property 
ies within the prolific table oil belt run- 
ning west of north, through the Kern 
River District, and I am satisfied from in 
dubitable surface indications that wells 
drilled on this property should be prolific 
yielders of oil running over 15 degrees 
Baume. — an ideal fuel oil. 

Very sincerely yours 

M. M. OGDEN 
Field Expert Producers' Oil Exchange, 
San Francisco.Cal. 

Drilling Commenced at Once- 



Lincoln Oil Company 

The LINCOLN OIL COMPANY is coming to the front. They 
report a ready sale of the first issue of Treasury Stok, 4500 shares 
being purchased by one party last week. With plenty of funds now 
in the Treasury, and with their business entrusted to enterprising 
men, the stockholders can be assured of the rapid development of the 
company. Investors will do well to secure some of the remaining 
shares of their first issue at 25 cents. The next will sell for twice that 
amount. 



i8 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



OIL DIRECTORY. 



Leading Companies Now Operat- 
ing in California. 

ALMOTA OIL MINING CO.MPANY. Incor 
porated July 14, 1900. Capital, $250,000. Num- 
ber of shares, 250,000. Land, 160 acres in the Mc- 
Klttrick district, Kern county. Officers and direct- 
ors — C. Hunsaker, president, P. S. Montague, vice- 
president, E. D. Dement, secretary and treasurer, 
John T. "Washington, S. Hallo well. Depositor}', 
Anglo-Californiau Bank. Office, 456 Parrott build- 
ing, San Francisco. Telephone, South 795. Shares 
25 cents. Raised December 1st to 50 cents. Agents 
wanted. 



A MERICAN FUEL OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1 

Location Los Angeles county. 

Officers and Directors, Geo. Easton, president; 
Geo. W Henderson, vice-president; W L Valen- 
tine, secretary; George D Easton, Leon Phipps. 
Office 638 Market street San Francisco. 



B 



UCKHORN OIL & TRANSPORTATION 00. 



Capital $200,000 

20,000 shares at $10 

Location. Ventura county, 150 acres two miles 
south of Buckhorn. 

Officers- Martin I W Smith, president; Wor- 
thington Ames, secretary; F L Forreston, AM 
Allen and George B Merrill. 

Office; 801 Montgomery street , San Francisco. 



B 



ACHJbtLORS' OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location, 1460 acres Bakersfield and Sunset. 

Officers: S F Barstow, president: W I Pixley. 
1st vice president; Tyree A. Bell, 2d vice-president; 
Ambrose Harris, secretary: H L Gear, attorney; 
Germania Trust Co., treasurer, 

Office, 612 Examiner Building. 



DEAR STATE OIL CO. 

Capital $200,000 

Locaion, Fresno county. 

Officers— Chas. Owens, president; S. Aspland 
secretary; Geo. Buecker, treasurer; P. B. Nagle 
attorney. 

Office, 916 Market st., room s^. 



B 



ONITA OIL CO. 



Capital $500,000 

200,000 shares at $2.50. 

Location: 160 acres in Sunset district, Kern 
county. 

Officers and Directors— O B Burns, president; 
WraE Stevens, vice-president; F J Brugiere, sec- 
retary and treasurer; Samuel Hubbard, J F Mc- 
Carthy, G G Kenny. 

Office: 807 Claus Spreckels building, San Fran- 
c isco.Cal. 

CALIFORNIA ROCK-OIL COMPANY, 

Capital. 1,000,000 shares 

Par value, $1.00. 

Location: 80 acres in section 28, Coalinga district, 
Fresno county, and 700 acres in Big Panoche dis- 
trict, San Benito county. 

Officers and Directors : Duncan Hayne, presi- 
dent; William Craig, vice-president; .Victor F 
Seawell, secretary; Union Trust Company. Depos- 
itory; W C Herbert, H G Stevenson, D T C Per- 
kins, M E Stanford. 

Office: 616 Hearst building, San Francisco, Cal 

QALIFORNIA OIL AND GAS CO, 

Capitalization $2,000,000 

200,000 snares at $10. 

Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. Stock 
non -assessable. 

Location, Fresno county; section 13, townsip 19 
south, range 14 east, and sections 9, 15, 19, 21, 27 
and 29, township 19 south, range 15 east. M D B 
and M. 

Officers: W H H Hart, president; R J Davis 
ecretary; W M Graham, H J Unibsen, D E Hayes 
nd W H Snedaker- 
Office: 149 Crocker Bldg., San Francisco. 

COMMONWEALTH OIL COMPANY. Capita 
stock only $100,000. Shares 1$ each- 
This company owns 320 acres of oil land in the 
famous Kern River district, 32, 26-28. Owns its 
etire nrig outfit of machinery, tools, derrick, en- 
gines, houses, tanks and wagons. Everything 
paid for and nota penny of debt. Only a limited 
amount of stock for sale. Robert Mills, presi- 
dent; G. B. Hoagland, M. D., vice-president; R. 
F, Fullington, superintendent; Chas Conkliu 
secretary. 667 Market street. San Francisco, Cal. 

/CYGNET PETROLEUM CO. 

Capital $150,000 

50,000 shares at $3. 

Location — Fresno county. 

Directors— Chas. L Fair, J. C. B. Hebbard, Ghas 
J. Heggerty, Chas. A. Lee, JohnC. McElroy. 

Office— 561 Parrott Building. 

Tel.— South 184. 

CALIFORNIA MUTUAL OIL COMPANY. 

Capital, $500,000; 500,000 shares at$i. Location, 
N % of NE U, S 28 T 28, R 28 E. Kern Kiver Dis- 
trict; NE % S 12, T 27, R 26 E, Poso District, 
Kern county; Rancho La Purissima, Lompoc Dis- 
trict, Santa Barbara Countv Offiers and Di- 
rectors^ — John H Wise, President; Wm. H Busch, 
Vioe President; W H McKenzie, Arthur B Price, 
S N Griffith; Depository, Wells, Fargo & Co's 
Bank; E A Klugel, Secretary. Office, No 212 San- 
some street, San Francisco, Cal. Telephone, Main 
683 Stock selling at par Installment plan, ten 
per cent, payable monthly. 



B 



QUITABLE OIL CO. 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 snares at $5, 

Locat,on: Kern county: Southwest H of section 
1, township 25 south, range 17 east, M D M. 

Officers: Chas Bone, president; J H Sayre, sec- 
retary; Eugene de Sabla, M A Christesen and R 
C Atkins. 

Office: 405 Montgomery street, room 5. 



FAMOSA OIL & INVESTMENT COMPANY 
Incorporated August 22 1900, under the laws 
of South Dakota. Capital, $350,000. Nunber of 
shares, 350,000. Land, 320 acres — 160 acres in 
Kern River district, 160 acres in Sunset district. 
All stock guaranteed by the Pacific Coast Under- 
writers' Association. Officers— President, John P 
Albro, San Francisco, vice-president, A J Muntou, 
San Francisco, secretary, T A Shepard, Oakland, 
general manager, S D Miner, Oakland, treasurer, 
Germania Loan & Trust Company. Directors- 
John P Albro, A J Muntou, T A Shepard, S D 
Miner, Capt E F Whitney, Frank Du Bois. Office 
--393 Parrott building, San Francisco. 



G 



RAY GANDER OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1, 

Location: Section 7, 28-28, section 10, 28-27, sec ~ 
tion 22, 28-27, Kern county. 

Officers — O B Phelps, president; J L Doble, vice- 
president; G F Abbott, secretary; Safe Deposit 
and Trust Co., treasurer. 

Directort—O B Phelps, J L Doble, G F Abbott, 
T M Anton, J E Morris. 

Officc-330 Pine street, San Francisco. 



f"»REAT NORTHERN OIL CO. 

Capital $600,000 

600 000 shares at $1. 

Location: The N« of the N% of the SE& Sec. 
22, and the S% of the S% of the SEK Sec. 22, T. 
19 S., R. 15 E., Oil City, Coalinga district, Fresno 
county. 

Own So acres in the Coalinga district, Fresno - 
county. 

Officers: Hon. W. J. Westerfield, president; W, 

B Dennison, secretary and treasurer. 

Office: 783 Market street. San Francisco. 



^>UINDA OIL COMPANY. 

Capital $20,000 

200 shares at $100 each. 

Location: i6oacresin Colusa county, section 34, 
township 13 north, range 3 west, M D M, on Salt 
Creek; also 1300 acres of leased lands in various 
sections in Colusa and Yolo counties. 

Officers: H L Swain, president; D H Goodrich 
vice-president; A] Stratton, treasurer; F M Par 
cells, secretary; W D Reynolds, G H Jackson. 



|"*RAND PACIFIC OIL CO. 

Capital $i,50o,o»o 

1,500,000 shares at$i each. 

Location: 160 acres in Sunset district Kern 
county; 160 acres in McKittrict Kern county; 80 
acres in Contra Costa county; 1280 acres in Coal- 
inga district, Fresno county; 640 acres in Kettle- 
man district, Kings countv. 

Officers — A G Deardorff president; JM Merrill, 
vice-president; John Choice, secretary; Wells- 
Fargo Bank, depository; F A Berlin, attorney; 
Franklin Person, superintendent agencies. 

Office: Rooms 412, 413, 414 Parrott Building, San 
Francisco, , 

T E Pollock, Arizona representative, president 
Arizona Central Bank, Flagstaff, Arizona. 



T S POTTS OIL LAND AND DEV. COMPANY 

Capital $600,000 

par value $2. 

Location: 600 acres in the Sunset and McKit- 
trick districts, partly in Kern and partly in San 
Luis Obispo county. 

Officers and directors: J S Potts, M D, presi- 
dent; Gavin McNab, vice-president; J B Hatcher, 
secretary; J A Logan, treasurer; D W Burchard, 
counselor. 

Crocker- Wool worth N tional Bank, depository 

Office: 1016 Market street, San Francisco, Cal 



K 



ETTLEMAN HILLS PETROLEUM CO. 



Capital $200,000. 

200,000 sharesat $1. 

Location: NW^ Sec. 15, Twp. 23 S., R. 18 E., 
Kings county, 160 acres in Kettleman Hills dis- 
trict. 

Officers— Chas C Crowley, president; John Fer- 
rin, vice-president; Frank C Fabens, secretary 
and treasurer; Frank P Kelly, attorney; Chas W 
Nelson, D Holland, WmJ O'Connor. Depository, 
Union Trust Co. 

San Francisco office— Room ^3. Thurlow block, 
126 Kearny st. 

Chicago office- Marquette bldg; J S Purdy, agt. 



LION OIL COMPANY. Incrporated under the 
laws of Arizona. Capitaojjoo.ooo. Number 
of shares, 500,000. Land, 80 acres in Sunset dis- 
trict. Directors— Dr. A. S. Cook, M. F. Cochrane 
D. S. Stanley, F. F. Weed, T. M. Gardiuer, I J 
Truman, Jr., P. F. Betts. Officers— Dr. A. S. Cook, 
president, M. F. Cochrane first vise. president, D. 
S. Stanley, second vice-president, F. F.Weed, sec- 
retary. T. M. Gardiner, treasurei. Office, 927 
Market street (Emma Spaeckels building), Room 
316, San Fraucisco. 



M 



ADERA CRUDE OIL CO, 



Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1. 

Location, NEJi section 29, and NE}{ section 35, 
township 11, north, range 24, west, S B B and M, 
Sunset district. 

Officers and Directors: W C Tighe, president; 
Joe Bancroft, vice-president; J L Ragesdale, 
treasurer; J E Chapin, secretary; W W W Hun- 
ter; T N Goode, W A Waddell. 

Office: Masonic Temple Building, Madera, Cal. 



Great American 




o 



RI<iNTAI, Oil, COMPANY. 



1 Oil & Development Co. \ 

tfU At the first meeting of the board of directors of the Great r 

q3 American Oil and Development Co., on Saturday, Sept. 22, it was ^ 

cq decided in order to begin development work at once on its prop- £ 

•v. erty in Monterey county, to offer to the public 50,000 shares of r 

£\^ the treasury stock of + hp company at 15 cents a share ^ 

§3 Only 15, OoO Shares of this block remain unsold. 8 

£Q As soon as tills block is disposed of the price ► 

Oft will be advanced to 30c. The company owns nearly J) 

tfW 4000 acres of land right in the heart of the Monterey Oil » 

Q^ Belt, and in buying Great American stock you buy an undivided <- 

jvo interest in this entire body of land. Incorporated under the laws ?. 

(^5 of Arizona. Stock absolutely non-assessable. z. 

C? MOSTBLLBR & ALLEN, Gen'l. Agts r 

i^ Roms 565-566 Parrott Bldg. San Francisco r 

Shi r 



TTERCULES Oil CO. 



Capital $100,000. 100,000 shares at $1,00 

Location SW$£ of sectiou 4, township 23 S, R 
16 E, Fresno county in the Kreyenhagen District. 
Directors— Rudolph Mohr, Jno. F. Seymour. Fred 
P. Plagemaun. Leo Porkwitz, Adolph Loesbach 
Office— 39 Flood Bldg 



TNTER NOS OIL & DEVELOPMENT CO 

Capital $400,000 

400,000 shares at $1 ^par value. 

Location: 410 acres in different sections of the 
McKittrick and Sunset districts in Kern county. 

Officers and Directors— M C Nunan, president; 
A M Cox, vice president; J F Harris, treasurer; M 
L Culver, secretary; CW Duffie, superintendent 
of construction; Andrew Christenseu, Jas A Wil- 
son, Frank Serveria, C M Culver. 

Office: Rooms 39 and 40, Crocker building, San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Office hours from 10a m to4pin. 



INDEPENDENCE OIL CO. 

Capital $6oo,oo- 

6oo,coo shares at$i. 

Location: Oil City, on the SW# of the NE& of 
Sec, 28, T. 19 S., R. 15 E., Fresno county, and 
within a half mile of the famous Section 20. 

Officers: W C Herbert, president; L L Nelson, 
vice-president; Duncan Hayue, William Craig, 
Dr J S Potts, Brewtou A Hayue, secretary; Union 
rus t Company, treasurer and depository, 

C ff.ee: Room 435 Parrott Building, S. K. 



jyJONTEREY OIL DEVELOPMENT CO. 

Ca P ital ■ $1,000,000 

1,000,000 shares at $1 each. 
Location of lands: Coalinga oil fields, Fresno 
county, 160 acres; Panoche oil fields, San Benito 
county, 160 acres; Monterey county oil belt, 428c 

Officers: Dr J L Robeits, president; J B S Malt- 
by, vice-president; J P Moore, secretary; D T 
Houghton, treasmer; Bank of Monterey, deposi- 

Oflfice at Monterey City, Cal. 



1YJOUNT SHASTA OIL AND DEVELOP 
7: TJ -. i 1 " e » t Company. Incorporated July 10. 1900 
Capital $250,000; Number of shares, 2S o 000 
Lauds, 1 120 acres-650 in Shasta county %o i n 
Colusa County. 200 iu Napa county and 220 in 
\olo county. Officers— President Thos. A Fin- 
nel, vice-president S B de Silva, treasurer Ed 
win R Lawson; secretary, Dr, F. Plymire Di- 
rectors —W A Harvey, M. D., Edwin R Lawson- 
Dr. F A Plymire, Highland F. Finuell, D B. 
Plymire, M. D. Office, room 44, 6 Eddy street 
St. Ann's Building, San Francisco. Telephone 
Red, 5321. Adolphus E. Graupner, attorney for 
company. J 

OHIO OIL COMPANY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Capital stock 300,000— $1 each. This com- 
pany owns and controls 320 acres in the Fresno- 
San Benito district, and Soo acres iu Contra Costa 
county. Officers and directors— B F McKinley 
president; W H Russell, vice-president C C 
Gleaves, secretary and manager; Columbian Bank- 
ing company, treasury; W E Ainamm, general 
suerinteudent; D P Kellogg; E A Gilbert, A P 
Shepard, directors. Office— 606 Hearst (Examiner) 
^wilding, San Francisco. 



Cr.pital ..$100,003 

100,000 snares at $1. 

Location: SE# Sec. 26, Twp. 23 S., R. 17 E., 
Kings county, Kreyenhagen Oil District. 

Officers: L B McMurtry, president; H H Har- 
low, vice-president; E W Kay, seretary and' man- 
ager. 

Office. Room 506 Pa rott Bldg.. San Francisco 



"pETROLEUM CENTER OI^ CO 

Capital $500,000 

500.000 shares at $1.00 

Officers— William Johnson, president; H Van 
Bergen, vice-president and treasurer, G S Clark, 
secretary. William Johnson, H Van Bergen, S 
Richmond, M J McGarry, J W Schaffer. 

Office — Room 29, Third floor Mills, building. 

Location: Kern county. 640 acres in sections, 
township 28 south, range 28 east, 20 acres in the 
SE}£ of section 28, same township and range, and 
80 acres in the WJ£ of the N& of section 13, town- 
ship 29 south, range 28 east, and 40 acres in the 
SE# of the SE# of section 24, township 28 south, 
range 27 east. Total. 780 acres. 
Los Angeles office, 30 Bryson b'ock. M J McGarry 
Agen* 



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EX CRUDE OIL COMPANY 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5 

Location, Los Angeles county. 

Officeis and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- 
ident; Wendell Easton vice-president; W S 
Armstrong, secretary; F W Sumner, E W Run- 
yon, George W Henderson, H F Bulwer, Geo. 
Easton, J L Rathbone, C S Benedict. 

Office: 638 Market street, San Francisco. Cal. 



SECTION SIX OIL COMPANY. Incorporated 
under the laws of Arizona (non-assessable). 
Capital, $300,000. Number of shares, 300,000, 
Land, 730 acres in Poso creek and Kettleman dis- 
tricts, Kern county. Officers and Directors— H 
Lacy, president, San Francisco; W H Shafer, C E- 
first vice-president, Sehna; Tyree A Bell, second 
vice-president, Fresno; Ambrose Harris, secre- 
tary, San Francisco; W T Baggett and H L Gear, 
attorneys, San Francisco. M Boehra, W H East- 
man, D G Dexter, Dr. J E de S Bettencourt, San 
Francisco, Germania Trust Company, treasurer, 
Hon C H Acres, Arizona representative. Offices, 
611, 612, 613 Hearst building, San Frcncisco. 



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AN ARDO CONSOLIDATED OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location: San Ardo district, Monterey county 
320 acres, towships 22 S., range 9 E-, and 22 S. 
range 10 E. 

Officers and Directors—President, G. W. Fletch- 
er, vice-president, J. S. Foulds, treasurer, B. A; 
Worthington. H. J. Small, E. E. Wade, A. W. 
Colver, E. C. Newell. 

Office — Room 9, second floor, Mills building, San 
Francisco. 



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AN JOSE PETROLEUM CO. OF PANOCHE 

Capital $500,000 

500,000 shares, par vaiue, $1. 

Location: Panoche District, San Benito county. 
California, 640 acres east half section 12, township 
15 south, range 11 east; west half section 7, town- 
snip 15 south, range 10, east. 

Officers and Directors — H WConkling.presi- 
der*' Allen Brant, vice-president; D A Porter, 
seer .—dry; C A Bothwell, treasurer: JC Conklitig 
S H Langford, J C Griffith and C H Field. 

Brant and Brown, attorneys. 

Office : Room 1, 85 S First st., San Jose, Cal. 



COUNO OIL AND DEVELOPMENT CO. 

-. Incorporated under the laws of the state of Ari- 
zona, October 3, 1900. 

Capital stock, 200,000 shares, valued at $1 per 
share, or $200,000. 

Location: 1200 acres in Solano county, Califor- 
nia, three miles from Vallejo and within two 
miles of San Francisco Bay. 

Officers: I. Freeman, president; Max Kahn, 
vice-president; M. M. Kahn, secretary, Hugo D. 
Newhouse, attorney. 

Depository: First National Bank of San Fran- 
cisco. 

Safe Deposit Vaults, Union Trust company, San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Directors, E. Pander, M. M. Kahn, Max Kahn, 
W. D. Newhouse, B. Heyman, Arizona Repre- 
sentative, I Freeman. Office, [327 and, 1329 Mar- 
ket street, San Francisco. 



SALINAS OIL COMPANY. Incorporated Oc - 
toberg, 1900. Capital, $r, 000,000. Nutnberof 
shares, 1,000,000. Land, 2000 acres in Monterey 
county. Officers and Directors— President, W N 
McCarthy, San Francisco; vice-president, J J 
Gunn. Independence; treasurei, WN McCarthy; 
secretary, J B Olseu, San Francisco; attorney, 
Hon Eugene F Bert, San Francisco. Office — 
Room 584 Parrott Building, San Francisco. 



CUPERIOR OIL COMPANY. 

Capital stock, 500,000 shares, par value $1 each 

5960 acres of laud in the Sunset and McKittrick 
district. 

Two Standard rigs operating at present time. 

Treasury stock at 18 cents. 

Officers and Directors — R S Aston, president; J 
W Dixon, vice-president; J W Crosland, secretary 
and treasurer, Wm. M Landess, W W Kelly and 
W G Wallace. Attorney, C C Cowgill. Office, No. 
17 Galtes block. Bakersfield. Cal. 



rpHREE STATES OIL CO, Limited. 

Capital $1,000,000 

1,000,000 shares at $1. 

Location: 240 acres in McKittrick and Sunset 
Districts, Kern county. 

Officers: Hon John H Shine, president; W R 
Thomas, 1st vice-president; T A Bell, 2d vice- 
president; Ambrose Harris, secretary ; E S Tutt, 
Hon E P Colgan, I N Pattison, M F Lew. 

Office — 612 Examiner Building. 



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S. OIL AND MINING CO. 



Capital $300,000. 

Par value, $1 per share. 

Location: 320 acres iu Kern River District, 160 
acres in section 27, 11-24 Sunset district, near Blod- 
gett & Jewett wells, no acres on fraction 26. 12-24. 
near Monarch, adjoining Jewett, Blodgett & Beat 
gusher. L- M. Underwood, president, F Ketelhut, 
secretary. 

Office— 211 19th street, Bakersfield, Cal. 
CCIDENTAL OIL CO . ~~ 



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OF WEST VIRGINIA 
Capital stock 600,000 shares parvalue, $1.00. 

Officers: Wm. Crites, president: F. M. Graham, 
vice-president; J. B. Batz, treasurer; C. E. Hail- 
stone, secretary; T. L, Moran, manager; Kei n 
Valley Bank, Cal. Depository. 

M. R. Goldberg, rooms 53 and 54 Macdonoug 
building, agent Oakland, Cal. 



OCCIDENTAL OIL COMPANR 
OF WEST VIRGINIA. 

Capitpl stock, 600,000 shares par value, $1.00 

Officers— Wm. Crites, president; F. M. Graham, 
vice-president; J, B. Batz, treasurer; C. E. Hail- 
stone, secretary; T. L- Moran, manager; Kern 
Valley Bank, Cal., depository. s 

Mnstellar & Allen, San Francisco Agent , 364 
Parrott Bldg. Telephone, Jessie 1683, 



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Officer*— Hon. John K Aitncn, pr 



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XTOSBMITB OIL COMPAJCY 
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Officer » : ABC . , 
president W W Camron accreta: 
Treasurer. Crncier-woolsrorth IU 

Directors. |*« C, Mafuirr 
Davtv O R Hotchkiaa 

Office— Room j; Cr.xkrr Bid*.. San Pr.i 



ttockncrcdb OIL CO. 

Capital 

100.000 aharea at J 

Location, Lo* Angrle* OS 

OfiVcn and director*; Henry I C ockr 
l dent. Wendell Kastm. vKe-prr»i.ietit . \* 
strong, secretary. J I. Rath bone. K W Run 
TOO. CS Benedict. Geo. Kaaton, Jno P Merrill p. 
W Sumner and Geo W Hendcraon. 

Office 6j8 Market street. San Francisco, 



%J|/ILD GOOSK OIL CO. 

Capital 

Location: ftjo acrca na Horn 
Officer*: Cuius Krnefcr. n 

eice-pre*iilen'. 

L P Swain, secretary 

Office. 337 Pine street, San Prandso.Cal 
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S.Ss SIMON 



Original owner of Oil Lands in 
KERN 

MONTEREY and 
SANTA BARBARA 
Counties 



Forty to one hundred acres of free 
land given for development. 

Address 364 Parrott Building 

San Francisco. 
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DEVELOPMENTS IN SUNSET. 

What the Oil Men are Doing On the West 

Side. 



rapidly increasing oil product which struck the fust oil on the 
which mu.-l he taken out. Jewett Hill KCtion, is pumping from wells 
and Blodgett, well known bankers 1 and .-. which promise to become 
of Bnkersticld. have spent a num- good producers when the sand 
ber ol nd a c,reat deal of which now troubles them is re- 

money in bringing this section to "" liave over 60 feet of 



An Old Field Recently Brought Into Promin- 
ence Through Extraordinary Producers. 



a point where outside capital has 
COmc in lor development, but until 
recently the want of practical 



the second sand. The Superior, 
on section 7, 11-23, is reported to 
have made a strike recently. At 



knowledge of oil operations in last reports they had 25 feet of oil 
such a comparatively unknown • s: "" 1 an,i wero sti " sinking. The 



About forty miles smthwest 
from Bakersfield, a country most 
of the year barren and desolate, 
hut affording a little pasturage for 
sheep and cattle for a short time 
in the spring, lies the Sunset dis- 
trict. This section is usually con- 
sidered as including the MeKit- 
trick field, and originally the two 
were identical, but oil men have 
gradually come to consider them 
as two separate and distinct lo- 
calities. The country lies in the 
lower tier of foothills, which con- 
stitute the base of the Coast Range 
and extends out to the open coun- 
try which forms this part of the 
San Joaquin valley, and which for 
absolute uniformity of surface 
would be hard to duplicate. The 
foothills, like the valley, are much 
covered by a light and very dry 
soil, which might prove productive 
were it not for the almost entire 
absence of moisture, so very scarce 
that the prospectors experience 
great difficulty in securing a suffi- 
cient supply of fresh water to 
carrv on their operations. Trees 
are unknown and the only vege- 
tation for the greater part of the 
year is a stunted sagebrush. Here 
and there are black beds of bitu- 
minous deposits and white patches 
of residue from alkaline or salt 
springs. 

A geological examination of this 
territory has shown that there are 
two oil yielding formations, the 
first composed of a light-colored 
silicious shale in which a black oil 
of heavy gravity is found. These 
shales crop out everywhere 
throughout the country, and the 
white color which the float takes 
after being exposed to the air for 
a time gives the surface in many 
places the appearance of having 
been burned over. The second 
oil-bearing stratum, which pro- 
duces an oil of a greenish color is 
notable for having a dark shale of 
a sandy or clayey character instead 
of the light colored shale of the 
former stratum. These formations 
have been classed as products of 
the tertiary period, instead of the 
earlier formation found at Coal 
inga, which produces oil of a much 
higher gravity. The first well 
bored at Sunset had a great deal 
of trouble on account of the pres- 
sence of salt water, but later ex- 
perience in drilling and the selec- 



tion of more favorable locations 
have removed much of this diffi- 
culty. In the Sunset district 
proper, which lies at some distance 
from the McKittrick branch of the 
railroad, there is considerable ex- 
pense attached to transportation 
Bakersfield, which must be done 
by teaming, but it is highly prob- 
able that a branch of the railroad 
will be extended into this section 
in a very short time, for freight 
charges must be paid both on the 
machinery going in and the 



district has prevented their work 
from meeting with the success 



Golden Gate, which had oil south- 
east of the Monarch, has moved to 



whi-h it deserved. Within the section 34, 12-24, for the purpose of 
past year, however, they have been protecting their location in that 
carried along on the tide of success, vicinity. On section 12, n-24 the 
which has brought the oil business Lion ot Arizona, situated a little 



jto a substantial basis. Their 
I well on section 35, 12-24, although 
still drilling and not yet finished 
at the present time, produces suf- 
ficient oil to make a daily record of 
sales to neighboring companies of 
over 60 barrels a day during the 
month of October. Not far away i 
on 2, 11-24. the Monarch of Arizona 



way from the hills, has recently 
made one of the most remarkable 
strikes of the year on section 12, 
r r-24, and it is probable that this 
will encourage the Sunset Queen 
Queen Esther and State Crude in 
the neighborhood, to renewed 

Continued on page 10. 




A derrick of the Kern River Oil company mirrowed in oil. 



(Photo by Aston) 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 




Jewett and Blodgett's Asphalt Refiner}' in the Sunset Field of Kern Count}'. 



ASPHALTUM IN SUNSET 



New Features of a Rapidly Grow- 
ing Industry. 

The famous lake of asphalt on 
the Island of Trinidad, in the 
West Indies, is the supply of this 
material for the world, but Califor- 
nia has several sources of supply 
which will become equally promi- 
nent. One of these is in the Sun- 



set district near Bakersfield, where 
Jewett & Blodgett have been op- 
erating for a dozen years past. 

Their first plan was to refine 
the solid asphalt, a bituminous 
rock composed of oxidized petrol- 
eum mixed with sand, which was 
found abundantly on the surface 
in this section. It was melted in 
large kettles and the refined drawn 
off while still a liquid, leaving the 



impurities, which were used as 
fuel. A better way, however, was 
found by making the asphaltum 
from a heavy oil, which was found 
in. wells a short distance below the 
surface, and which was still in a 
liquid state. This material is sub- 
jected to the heat of steam, 
which is injected into large retorts 
containing several hundred bar- 
rels. It is impracticable to hea t 



this material above 400 degrees 
Fahr, because at this temperature 
the bitumen separates into other 
materials. This product is a high 
grade asphaltum, the oil from 
which it is manufactured giving 
about half its weight in asphaltum. 
There is a good market in the 
Eastern states for this material, 
which is used for roofing, paving 
and similar purposes. 






THE SOVEREIGN 






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Will Receive Orders 

for a Limited Amount 

of its Treasurv stock at 



50 Cts. 

I A share 

I 



The Sovereign is under the same management 
as the Sterling Oil and Development Company. It 
property is proven oil land in the Kern River Oil dis- 
trict, and drilling will commence at once. Four der- 
ricks have been erected and two Standard drilling 
rigs are now being put into position for. the drilling of 
wells, the first of which will be within 100 feet of the 
producing wells of the Peerless Oil Company, and 
south of those of the Sterling Oil and Development 
Company. 

Orders for this treasury stock will be filled in 
rotation of the receipt of orders, the company reserving 
the right to cancel this offer without notice. Maps of 
Kern River Oil District and Prospectus of the Sover- 
eign Oil Company are free for the asking. 

SOVEREIGN OIL COMPANY, 
35-36 Crocker Building, San Francisco, Cal. 
'Phone, Red 1751. 



Well Nos. 1 and 2j 
Are < 

Now 1 

Being 

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AN ENORMOUS 8UPPLY. ing valley, and this fact has been «»<>"> >* practically pure. 

ma<K >>y the company to first class material for : nd H. H Davis are interest 



California CuntiiinK lint ,,t the 

Largest Asphalt Deposits In 

the World. 

Mr. A P. I.. Bell, who for the 
past ten ■ , e en in charge 

of the asphalt work- of the 
Uaz Asphalt company in S 
Barbara county, has gone :■ 
Angeles. The appliances which 
this company has put m for the 
handling of asphaltum and con- 
veying it in solution from the 

toe are remarkable in the his- 
tory of this industry. The Sisquoc 
ranci lying 

' eight miles from I.os Alamos 
in Santa Barbara Comity. The 
principal surface deposit of asphal- 

lUmorbrea is about two miles long. 
and averages live hundred feet in 
width and three hundred in depth. 
so that a rough estimate would 
compute the quantity of asphaltum 
here at about eighty million tons. 
Another deposit close by having 
about the same surface, but only a 
hundred feet in depth, contains 
about twenty million tons more, so 
that these aggregate a hundred 
million tons. The deposits lie at 
an elevation of about two thou- 
sand feet above the sea and about 
t hrec hundred above the surround- 



I to their landing P°** s > firm, cohesive and elastic. Tb< operate on 

at Mcatra/ at a small exp "ay. The.. 

means of gravitation. As the as <riK»t>' P* 1 cent of petrolene and " Up this territory going 

phnlti. about twenty per cent WH with 

sary to gel , liquid form, phal:- rig if t. and expect to 

and this has been done by m rations in 

ing ^ in ■„ 1 Halt Moon Baj Companj ,bout ■ moath - 

of the similar | suiting ff ew ofc» « *« «WMd fan "^ capital of this company 

from the distillal troleum. j of , h( luildln* b From Kansas City, 

pe Hoe which the litu . (1 ihe Bella ty thousand shares havihg been 



in which Thomas Oil- t;,ko " ther «- 



asphaltum in solution is a lini 
twenty-six miles of four inch pipe, 
which lakes the liquid to the - 

::z:!:/::t:j:"Z:Z Before Investing In Oil Stocks 

being condensed is pumped back ■• , • , ,, . ,. . 

Find a Company with small capitalization whose lands lie in a 

thoroughly proven oil field. 



through another three-inch pipe, 
to l>e used over am! over again in 
the same way. This company, in 
Which the dockers are leading 
spitits, spent f, 1 00,000 in carrying 
this enterprise to a completion, 
and Mr. Bell has the credit of 
designing and perfecting the 
plant. The company first oper- 
ated on a small scale at Carpen- 
teria, and was then known as the 
California Petroleum and Asphalt 
company. A peculiarity of this 
great deposit is that it is a mixture 
of pure quartz sand and asphal- 
tum, and contains no dirt or 01- 
ganic impurities, so that the solu- 



The Pacific Coast Oil and 

Development Co. 

Office, 209 Hearst Building, San Francisco. 

Is such a Company. Prospectus, Maps and full information supplied 
at our office on application. 

Will receive orders for a limited amount of 
Treasury Stock at 50 cents a share, 

But reserve the right to cancel this offer without notice. 

Pacific Coast Oil & Development Co. 



A Guaranteed Proposition. 



THE F AMOS A OIL 
AND INVESTMENT CO. 



Offers to Investors and Absolutely 
Safe Investment. 



The Famosa Oil and Investment 
company offers to investors an ab- 
solutely safe investment. Stock- 
holders get back dollar for dollar 
n the event of failure to get oil.' 
The system is both safe and cer- 
tain. It is both an investment 
and speculation that appeals to 
all classes. 

To the workingruan it may 
mean a home and competency; to 
t o the professional man a residence 
on the sunny side of Easy street; 
to the business man more luxuries, 
and to the capitalist more money 
to treasure away. 



The Famosa is capital 
ized for $350,000 Par 
value, $1.00 and is under- 
written and guaranteed by the 
Continental Building and Loan 
Association of San Francisco,. with 
a capital of $1,700,000. 

Incorporated under the laws of 
South Dakota, stock fully paid 
and non-assessable. Par value 
$1.00 per share guaranteed. 

OFFICERS 
Jno. P. Albro - President 

A. J. Munton - Vice-President 
T. A. Sheppard - - Secretary 
S. D. Miner - General Manager. 



The organizers of the Famosa 
Oil and Investment company have 
agreed among themselves for the 
protection of the purchasers of 
•stock that none but treasury stock 
will be sold until said company 
has producing wells, and all money 
received from the sale of oil to be 
paid out in dividends to the stock- 
holders and not for the use of 
other developments. 

We have a limited number of 
shares left and cordially invite 
the public to join us in the enter- 
prise. 

We have arranged to bore our 



first well and will commence 
operations as soon as material is 
on the ground. Our magnificent 
properties in the Sunset, McKit 
trick and Kern River districts are 
surrounded by producing wells, 
and we are sure to get oil. 

Call at our office for prospectus 
or information. Correspondence 
solicited. 



Office, Room 393 Parrott Building, = San Francisco. 

Branch Office, 1330 B Street, San Diego, Cal. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



THE SCR1PPERS' CASE. 



Transfer of United States Courts 
of the Southern California Dis- 
trict to Fresno. 

At the last session of Con- 
gress the Southern California 
Judicial district was divided into 
two divisions, and the sessions of 
the northern half are to be held at 
Fresno, where the county officers 
agreed to furnish suitable apart- 
ments for the use of the judges 
and court officials without cost 
Accordingly the United States 
Circuit and District Courts left 
Los Angeles Saturday and opened 
their session in Fresno to last 
through the present month. The 
next Los Angeles session will be 
held Nov. 19, when Judge Ross 
has set some scrippei cases, those 
of Henry T. Cripps vs. the Aetna 
Petroleum company and Aetna 
Petroleum company vs. Henry T. 
Cripps. 

These are cases involving the 
title to oil lands in Fresno county 
and are of a similar character to 
the scripper cases so well known 
in Kern county. The cases were 
first called before Judge Wellborn 
in Los Angeles, and the first in- 
tention was to tranfer them to 
Fresno, but they were subse- 
quently set for Los Angeles as 
above stated. 



The Santa Barbara Field 

Some oil operations on a large 
scale are contemplated in the 
neighborhood of Sisquoc, in Santa 
Barbara county. Mr. W. Under- 
bill of New York, who owns 4000 
acres in that section, bonded them 
some time ago to Messrs. Tillman 
and Bendel, wholesale grocers of 
San Francisco, for $100,000. The 
bond expires on January 1, next. 
This same firm paid $4,000 cash 
for a perpetual right to bore for oil 
on 200 acres of land situated not 
far from the Underhill property. 

Five miles north of Sisquoc 
station, the Commercial Oil Com- 
pany of Los Angeles controls 
about 2000 acres, being part of the 
Tinaquaic rancho. This company 
is drilling, and reports received 
recently are that it is down 350 
feet in well No. 1. Southeast of 
Sisquoc, John Wigmore & Sons 
company, of Los Angeles, have 
5000 acres of land, which it is 
believed is likely to prove as 
valuable oil land as any in that 
locality. 



The Lincoln. 

The Lincoln Oil company has 
not been more than twenty days 
in the field, and yet they have 
accomplished more than many 
who have been at work for a much 
longer time. The manager, J. H. 
Edson is now on the ground put- 
ting-up a derrick and a fine No, 
1 Standard rig on their property, 
which is a little distance from the 
strike in the Edgar company and 
in the same formation. They ex- 
pect to start the drill in a few 
days. With such business men in 
control as the Lincoln has they 
cannot help meeting with success. 



The Famosa Company. 

The Famosa Oil and Investment 
Company, which has its office at 
393 Parrott Building, is an object 
lesson to some of the slow-moving 
companies in the field. They have 
been in the field less than two 
months, and have already secured 
two rigs and are in the market for 
casing and other materials. They 
are now ready to begin work on 
their wells, for which they have 
made selections in their locations 
in the Temblor district, near the 
famous Climax flowing wells 
where they have every reason to 
expect a gusher. Indeed, on their 
property in the Sunset and Kern 
River fields they only await the 
dropping of the drill to be assured 
of oil. 

The officers of the company are 
hard workers, and have displayed 
a care in management which 
shows them worthy of the con- 
fidence of the public. Secretary 
T. A. Sheppard states that their 
treasury stock is mostly being sold 
to San Diego parties, a large sale 
of 5000 shares in one block being 
made there last week. A number 
of San Diego capitalists are inter- 
ested in the enterprise, and the 
company has a branch office at 
1330 E. street in that city. They 
are selling their guaranteed stock 
at $1.00 a share, and stock ungar- 
anteed is to be had at 50 cents> 
fully paid up and non-assessabld 
with only a limited number of 
shares left. 

Shooting Wells in Kern. 

The practice of shooting wells 
with dynamite, so well known in 
the East, is something of a novelty 
in California. It was thought 
that the difference in hardness of 
the formations would make it im 
practicable in the West, but it has 
recently been tried in the soft 
formations of the Kern River 
fields with apparent success. A 
well of the Monarch Oil company 
in that locality was recently shot, 
and it is reported that it is now a 
good producer and has apparently 
been saved. At the time of writ- 
ing the bailer had not brought the 
sand and oil below the point of 
the explosion, and accordingly it 
cannot be said how badly broken 
up the strata may be. After be- 
ing shot the oil ran down the can 
yon fora mile and a half. 



is not a speculation but a legiti- 
mate investment sure to produce 
results in a very short time. 



OIL LANDS 



CHOICE LOCATIONS 

East half being 320 acres Fresno Co., 
of section 14, township 17 south, range 
14 east. 

1280 acres, township 21, R n and 12 E, 
Monterey county near San Ardo. 

298 acres 6 miles west of Coalinga, T 
20, range 14. 

1260 acres, T 21, R 13 and 14 east. 

Will give land in several locations to 
have development work done. 

Stock for sale in several companies. 

Write for terms. 

Address W. A, D. 990 Geary St., S. P 

The well of the Yankee Doodle Oil 
company at Newhall reached the oil 
sand yesterday at a depth of 705 feet 
says the Herald. The company's prop- 
ertyis directly north of the Pacific Coast. 
Oil company's land, 



H. S. Field, President. 

J. C. Poser, Vice President 
R. R. Haskell, Treasurer 

P. H. Reynolds, Secretary 



The Esmeralda«J#« 

Oil and Development Co. 

Capital stock 100,000 shares 
Par value $[.00 

The company is now drilling its 
first well and has only a limited 
number of shares of Treasury stock 
for sale at $1 per share. 



Newton, Carmen & Somes. 

The recent strike of a gusher on 
the Arizona Western was on sec- 
tion 8, 29-28, immediately adjoin- 
ing the property owned by New- 
ton, Carmen and Somes, 1 1 Mont- 
gomery street. The railroad runs 
directly through this property and 
the branch running up to section 
20 also begins in this neighbor- 
hood, so that any parties holding 
oil properties will have the very 
best facilities in the way of trans- 
portation. Besides this the prop- 
erty is unquestionably oil land, for 
it lies between the Arizona, a pro- 
ducing property on the west, and 
some of the best wells in the dis- 
trict immediately on the east. 
Prospecting in this kind of ground 



A. KINGSBURY, - Gen'l Agent, 

Room 565 Parrott Building 
Telephone, Folsom 881 



CALIFORNIA PETROLEUM MINERS' 
ASSOCIATION. 

Incorporated May 28, 1900. 



OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 



L. Perry Crane president 

A. O. Love . . — 1st vice-president 
J. C. Kirkpatrick. . .2nd vice-pres. 

E. D. Berri 3d vice-president 

H. S. Field treasurer 

W. B. Simmons secretary 

Prof. E. B. Heald, G. H. Jones, 
W. B. Winn, Cen. J. M. Gleaves 
and B. Marks. 

The object of this Association is 
to promote the interests of the 
oil industry of California and to 
furnish a bureau of information. 
It is establishing Eastern agentes 
consisting of reputable banker 
and brokers in all the large East, 
em cities, who shall represent oil 
companies who are members of 
this Association in the sale of 
their stock. 

It is admitting to membership 
only those companies whose affairs 
can pass the rigid examination 
which is compelled by the Asso- 
ciation. This examination is made 
by the attorneys of the law de- 
partment, Hon. G. W. Baker and 
Edward H. Stearns, and by the 
membership committee of the 
board of directors. 

Applications for membership 
can be obtained together with the 
necessary blanks by applying 
either in person or by letter to 
the president or secretary of the 
Association at its office, room 33, 
2nd floor, Mills building, San 
Francisco. 

Eastern and Foreign 
pondents. 



The Cottonweed field, northeast from 
Bakersfield, is to be thoroughly tested 
with a Standard rig upon 24, 29-29. Pre- 
vious prospecting has been done with a 
light rig only. It was supposed when 
first prospected that the Kern River field 
would contain only pumping propositions, 
but later developments have shown 
plenty of gas pressure. •" The latest 
reported flowing well is No. 5 of the 
Kern River Oil company, on 4, -29-28 
which began flowing last Monday. It is 
750 feet deep 



UNDEVELOPED OIL LANDS 

f Should be Protested <§J 
By Scrip Locations.® 



U.S. Scrip and warrants for surveyed 
and unsurveyed lands for sale and guar- 
anteed by 

F. A. HYDE, 

415 /viongomery s 

SAN FRANCISCO. , 



,000 Shares of Oil Stock 

FOR SALE 



Monarch, Lion, Occi- 
dental, Salinas Oil and 
Development Co., Bt o 

Address 

S. S. SIMON, Original Owner, 

565-566 Parrott Building 
Telephone, Folsom, 1881. 

Oil Lands given for development pur 
poses or for forming companies. 



LET US FIGURE 



Estimates Furnished on 

Building Rigs.Derricks & Camp Houses 

COMPLETE 

In any Districts of Kern County. 



B. W. ELSOM & CO., 1910 Chester Av 
BAKERSFIELD, CAL- 



A Zellerbach T. c. Zellerbach. A. Zellerbach 

A. ZELLERBACH & SONS 

THE PAPER HOUSE. 

416, 418. 420, 422, 424, 426 
Sansome St., San Francisco. 

Paper and Paper Bags, Twine 
and Supplies cf every description 
ncid ental to tie trade. 

We carry the largest stock. Our prices are 
Equitable. 

Tel. Main, 1133. 



Thomas Price & Son 

naljtical and Consulting Chsmists 

526 Sacramento street, San Francisco 



corres- 



Secretaries Of Oil Companies 

In Kern River Valley District 
are respectfully requested to send 
a copy of their prospectus to 
J. S. EWEN, 

10 California st., San Francisco 
Room 1. 



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OIL REP 



ALONG THE COAST 



-Mldwa> 



Work Slow In San Lul 

Active. 

For the past two years compan- 
ies have been operating in San 
Lnis Obispo county, searching for 
the oil which is undoubtedly there. 
The Union Oil company struck a 
fine oil of 30 gravity at Arroyo 
Grande, at a depth of 400 feet, 
but the wells have been closed and 
the work discontinued. Other 
companies drilling around Arroyo 
Grande are the San Luis Oil com- 
pany, Clampit & Squires, the 
Directors' Oil company and the 
Western Union Oil company, all 
apparently with a show of getting 
something. 

The Western Union is now down 
1600 feet. The drill has gone 
through 500 feet of slate, in- 
terspersed with a continuous series 
of oil seepages, and yet the sand 
has not been struck. 

Oil indications in this county 
are good, and in one locality 
seventy-five feet of oil sand is 
plainly marked out, but it seems 
hard to find where the oil is. The 
Midway District, as it is called, 
situated almost on the county line 
between San Luis Obispo and 
Kern counties, has attracted con- 
siderable attention lately on ac- 



count of the strike of the Pacific 
Consolidated Oil company in that 
section. It is thought that the 
encouragement given to prospect- 
ing in this neighborhood will 
locate a practically new field. 
One of the new companu 
the Midway District which 1- 
paring for active work is the 
Lucky Hoy, oa section 30 32-24- 
Work in this locality has been 
delayed on account of the Scarcity 
of water, but a pipe line about a 
mile in length has been laid and 
connected «rithjewett& Blodgett's 
pipes. Within a few weeks seven 
companies will be dropping drills 
in this territory. Could and 
Central No. 1 is down 600 feet. 
The Oriental has its No. 1 down 
250 feet and is making rapid pro- 
gress. The Oregon is building a 
derrick for its first well in section 
10, 32-23, and has machinery on 
the way for its plant. Bay City 
No. 1 is doing well at nearly seven 
hundred feet. 



INTER NOS 

Oil and Development Company 

Rooms 39 & 40 Crocker Building 

Junction of Post and Market Incorporated under laws of Arizona 



Positively Non-Asses6able. Capital Stock, $400,000 



Moran and Goldberg. 

As a result of a two months' 
effort in Oakland, Cal., M. R. Gold- 
berg has had sufficient success to 
warrant new business arrange- 
ments, and a partnership has been 
formed with T. M. Moran, mana- 
ger of the Occidental Oil company 
of West Virginia, and new offices 
opened at 483 Ninth street, where 
their business will now be con- 
ducted, instead of at the Mac- 
donough building as formerly. 



officers — Matthew C Xunau. President; A. M. Cox, Vice-pres- 
Ident; John P. Harris, treasurer; M. I,. Culver, secretary; C. W 
Duffie, Manager; Hugo D. Newhouse, Attorney; Daniel Meyer 
Depository. 

A limited amount of treasury stock will be sold at 25 cents per 
share Lands of the company are in Sunset, McKittrick and Tem- 
plor Districts, comprising 410 acres. Will commence boring at once 
on section 9, 32 south, range 23 east, M. D. B. & M., situated in the 
very center of oil-producing wells. This stock sale isaSNAP, as oper- 
ations begin at once. Work will progress as rapidly as possible. Do 
not wait to be solicited for this stock as it is not a speculation, but a 
sound investment. For further information apply or address 

Brust & Byrne, General Agents, 



Rooms 39 and 40 Crocker Building 



San Francisco 



Telephone, Main 296. 



Stock of this company will advance to 50 cents per share on o 
bout the 15th of December, and you want a A 1 investment cal 
on or address Messrs. BYRNE & BRUST. 



SALINAS OIL and 
DBVELOPflENT COMPANY. 



Capital Stock, $1,000,000 



1,000,000 Shares, $1 each. 



StOCk Non=AsseSSable. Location of Property, Monterey County 



Board of Directors: Wm. N. McCarthy, president and treasurer; J. J. Gunn, vice-president; J B.Olsen, secretary; 
Jno. C. Quinn, superintendent; C. A. Burcham, director; J. E. Baker, N. A. Dorn, W. J. Ellis, S. S. Simon; Eugene F. 
Bert, attorney; Nevada Bank, depository. 



A S Coooer State Mineralogist, G. C. Quinn and S. S. Simon, the well-known oil expert, have just returned from 
m ak^g an eSnatfon of the company's property in Monterey. Mr. Cooper's report will appear here next week. 

Office, 5T3=5T4 Parrott Building. 

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Best Investment On the Market 




Stockholders in the GPAND PACIFIC OIL COMPANY Possess three 

Extra Advantages. 

FIRST- — The stock covers 2627^ acres of the best oil land in five of the best oil districts as follows: 

Sunset District, Kern County. McKittrick District, Kern County. 
Coalinga District, Fresno County. Kettleman District, Kings County. Over 300 Acres more land secured 

in Contra Costa County last week. 

SECOND— Stock is absolutely Non-Assessable. 

3d Lar£e CapitalJZatOn H™?^ successful development is absolutely 



2,ooo Shares Sold In One Day. 



One Hundred Thousand Shares Sold in Less than Three Months 

Second 100,000 shares now selling rapidly at $1.00 per share; will probably be sold by January 1st, when 3d 
100,000 shares will be placed on the market at $2.50 per share. Now is the time to buy if you want a gccd pio fi 



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The Officers of the Company who are all well-known business and professional men are: 



A. G. Deardorff. President 

J.M.Merrell Vice-President 

John Choice Secretary 

Wells-Fargo Bank Depository 

F. A. Berlin Attorney 

Franklin Person Superintendent Agencies 



Directors. 
J. M. Merrell F. H. Baxter J. A. Miller 

John Choice J G Sala F. A. Berlin 

R. L Rigdon A. G. Deardorff 



Office, Rooms 412, 413, 414 Parrott Building, 



SAN FRANCISCO 



T E. Pollock, Arizona representative, president Arizona Central Bank, Flagstaff, Arizona. 

P. S. No salaried officers in the Company. Only a competent seretarydrawspa.y Tel. South 742 



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In Monterey 

On S.itur.i i W 

'Juinn am! \V W. 
ii. all of the American Oil and 
;lopment company, left 

panied by S'nu- Minei 

Mr. W 1.. Miller, ■ 
dent lit the Pacific 1 lectric S 
company, ami three othci 

.in Franc 
uh • tie u"i"K ovti ihe land of the 
ncan Oil anil 

■.vith ;i vk 
purchasing ami developing 

id. Mr. i. mak- 

ing thi> trip lor the purpow 
un.ogv.riow bodies of land 

'.ley. with a view (.■ held f'.r th< 

repoit his upon the w 

sanu-. and no doubt within the 

i week we shall have a 

full and extensive report troni ihat 

email. Mr Duffie, Mr. Sini- 

and Mr. Qninn, besides ex- 
pecting to go over the ground 
again, intend to make the primary 
object of the visit the selection of 

a sue for the purpose of sinking 
the first well of the company, and 
intend to give a week's time to the 
sole purpose 6f making the most 
advantageous selection possible. 



tnond property and 
experts appro. 

.ffine 

'viable 

Henry B. K t. W. 

1 

ill of the ^ :pnn> 

and other well known mei 

the ligitiiiKite enterprise 

presents. 

Stock 8alcM. 



Buy Guaranteed Stock 

$28,500.00 obtained for stocks 
gua.auteed by the Pacific Coast 
Underwriting company within two 
weeks. 

Investors are commencing to 
understand what a guaranteed 
stock is, and to appreciate the 
following facts: 

They can always borrow from 
40 to 50 per cent of the par value 
of a stock guaranteed by this com- 
pany, in many instances the in- 
vestor securing an assured rate of 
accumulative interest. 

If you have an oil, mining, 
manufacturing, or any other legiti- 
mate proposition and wish to 
secure capital for same, call or ad- 
dress, Pacific Coast Underwriting 
company, Main Office, 504 Parrott 
Bldg., S. F., Cal. or Branch Office, 
334 Wilcox Bldg., Los Angeles 
Cal. 



5000 at 

100 at 
100 at 

K o at 

.*(». at 
100 at 

Soo at 
1300 at 



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450 00 
230 00 

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520 00 I 





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the held 

Wednesday the formation of the 

eighth new sub company 

An Opportunity 
Of a Lifetime... 



JOSEPH 6. T0PLI1 

be 1 

Stock Broker 

Monev |i 

solicited. 

330 PINE ST., s. F 



Pacific Land and 
Oil Syndicate. 



< Iwnei w.i 

eyed iiieii, small Ultouul re- 
quired, t" take interest in Kern 

, Mini: ■ me well and 



Standard Rig, nil first-class tools, County. 

1 1 1 1 .... ^..;i_ _ *' 



hares, par value <i 
This syndicate has the largest 

ige oi any oil company in the 
Slate: 14,51 " Kern River 

and MckiUiick Districts, Kern 



mi the grQund. I rated "ii rai| 
road. 
Box 1 i. this 



HANFORD-KERN-FRESNO. 



600 at 28 

1900 at 211 

UoMESTAKK. 

10 at 12 25 

HAN FORD. 

15 at 95 00 

HOME OIL. 

3020 at 4 65 

4 o(B3o)ai 4 55 

INDEPENDENCE. 



11,.' in 
494 00 



122 50 



1225 00 



13721 00 
182 CO 



23 



69 00 
no 00 
315 00 



900 00 



2405 00 
190 00 

2250 00 
76 25 

775 00 



For Sale Cheap 



40 or So acres Kern county oil land, near 
railroad. Cash required. 
Box 137, this office. 



The Point Richmond.) 

A strong new company, the 
Point Richmond, will be the next 
one to set up a standard rig and go 
to drilling for oil in Contra Costa 
county. 

uf all the Central California 
counties, the indicated oil resources 
ot which are now being actively 
exploited, none contain such rich 
indications or bear such promises 
as Contra Costa. 

There is no unproved field in 
the state so inviting to the judi- 
cious investor in oil stocks who is 
willing to risk a little money on a 
good chance of multiplying it 
many times and a number of things 
support the statement that of all 
the companies operating in this 
county, the Point Richmond pre- 
sents the most inviting proposition 
to the investor. Its property is 
part of the San Pablo rancbo, lying 
next to that of the San Pablo com- 
pany, now down 600 feet, and close 
to the Mount Diablo company, 
which has a rig ready for opera- 
tion. The former company is com- 
posed of eminent Santa Fe officials 
and the president of the latter is 
George W. Ferril, president of the 
Oil Producers' Exchange. Rich 
seepages come from a well defined 
oil formation on the Point Rich 



300 at 
500 at 

1500 at 21 

KERN OIL. 

ioo at 9 00 

KERN RIVER. 

130 at 18 50 

10 at 19 

MONTE CRISTO. 

1500 at 1 50 

50 at 1 52K 

500(B30)at 1 55 

MONARCH OF ARIZONA. 

100 at 38 • 38 00 

500 at 40 200 00 

McKITTRICK CONSOLIDATED . 

385 at 35 J 34 75 

100 at 34 34 °° 

400 at 33 132 

PETROLEUM CENTER. 
100 at 20 
15 
16 



HOWARD H. SHINN 

Member Producers' Oil Ex- 
change and San Francisco 
Stock Exchange Board. 

318 Pine St., Rooms 7 & 8 

Oil Stocks and Securities. 



Lands surrounded by wells lor 
sale or to lease for immediate de- 
velopment. 

Agents wanted throughout the 
State. 

On account of the increased 
value of these lands, and realizing 
the necessity of more rapid de- 
velopment, this syndicate has con- 
cluded to offer 10,000 shares of its 
stock for sale at $1.00 per shar" 

Address all communications to 
PACIFIC LAND & OIL SYNDI- 
CA'l E, 308 Pine street, S. F. 



1600 at 
500 at 

1200 at 
550 at 

3250 at 

100 at 



08. 
09. 



REX. 



95- 



OIL CITY PETROLEUM. 

60 at 34 00 

STERLTNti 



20 00 
240 00 

So 00 
120 00 

/)4 00 
302 50 

95 00 
540 00 



50 at 
100 at 
210 at 
100 at 

500 at 
500 at 

100 at 
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2 90 . 
2 85. 
2 75- 
2 80. 



SUNSET. 

60 

55 

ST. LAWRENCE. 



Frank DuBois 

will expert Oil Land for Cash and Promoters 
slock. Thoroughly familiar with entire Oil Belt 
from San Diego to Humholdt. Under my control 
so.ne very valuable tracts of Oil Laud in Sunset 
McKittrick and Kern River, that will offer good 
inducements on. to reliable parties. 
Sale. Leae or Promotion. 

393 Parrott Building 



2 75 

2 60 

SAN JOAQUIN 



400 at 9 25 

25-B 5-at 9 25 

590 at 9 37 J4 

600 at 95° 

146 a' 9 12^ 

TWENTY-EIGHT. 

150 at 2 25 

100 at 2 30 

200 at 2 50 

WEST SHORE. 

300 at 3 5° 

YUKON. 

200 at 68 



145 00 
285 00 
577 50 
280 00 



300 00 
275 00 



275 00 
26 00 



3700 00 

231 25 

5531 25 

5700 00 

432 I2>2 

1337 50 

230 00 
500 00 

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Oriental Oil & Fuel Co. 



O? Portland, Orgon. 

Incorporated under the laws of Oregon. 
Stock Non-Assessable, Non-Liability of Stockholders. 
CAPITAL STOCK, $100,000 Divided into 100,000 shares, par value $1 
We have acquired title to the Southwest Quarter of Section 8 
Township 26 South, of Range 21 East, M. D. B. & M.,in Kern County 

Cahf OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS— H. C. Eckenberger, Commer 
cial Agent of the Michigan Central Railroad, President; R. L. Dun- 
ham Vice-President of the Merchants' National Bank, Vice-President; 
H C Breeden of H. C. Breeden Co., Furniture Dealers; J. Frank 
Watson, President Merchants' National Bank; Charles V. Cooper 
rnntrar'lin? Freight Agent Union Pacific R. R. 

MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK, DEPOSITORY. 
H. C. STRATTON, Secretary. 
FIOCF B.Room 512 Chambr of Commerce Building 
Portland, Oregon. 



The Barrett Oil Well Swivel Wrench wS£|SS|^ 



For carrying and placing 
bits 




33,200 Shares Amount ^49,761 62M 



ers to be successful, should use the best and latest appliances 
f i.TAROR TIME AND MONEY SAVED. 
I onW necessary to htve one of these wrenches for all sized bits 
You simpS change the top plates, which have dtfferent stzed squares 
to suit different -ed^^^^ flY _ 



J. Barrett, 



eghany Pa. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



PAFCIIC OIL REPORTER 

OjSlUiil Weekly 
The Oil authority of the PaciSc Coast 
Endorsed By the California Petroleum 
Miners' Association. 



W B. WINN, Editor and Publisher. 



Office and Editorial Rooms 

318 Pine Street, San Francisco 

Telephone, Bush, 176 

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1900 

The annual convention of the 
California Min- 
The Miners' ers' Association 
Convention, on next Monday 
and succeeding 
days will undoubtedly have great 
significance to the petroleum in- 
dustry. It will mean the formula- 
tion of varied legislation, national 
and state, needed by the oil in- 
dustry and strong, aggressive 
efforts to secure such legislation. 

The California Petroleum 
Miners' Association has cordially 
accepted an invitation to represent 
this great branch of the mining 
industry of the state and has 
named a strong and representative 
delegation. Representing the in- 
terests of the whole mining 
industry in a broad way, the Cal- 
ifornia Miners' Association will 
have many important matters 
before it of no direct concern to 
the oil men, but it is probable that 
the needs of the oil industry will 
cut an important figure in the con- 
vention and in the work done by 
the executive committee of the 
association during the coming 
year. 

Every consideration makes it 
wise for the petroleum miners to 
co-operate with this old and power- 
ful organization in securing the 
legislation and governmental favor 
they need. They will act inde- 
pendently in all practical matters 
involving, prices, supply, markets, 
storage and so on but in securing 
legislation their efforts will be far 
more effective if directed by the 
general organization of which they 
are themselves a part. They are 
themselves a part of the great 
mining industry and will patrioti- 
cally affiliate with the general 
mining interests of the state and 
will reciprocally stand by the in- 
dustry as a whole. 

The leading oil topics will be 
the scrip controversy, which will 
be thoroughly threshed out, and 
the matter of a badly needed oil 
land location law. Departmental 
rulings are another field of con- 
cern. More or less state legislation 
will be suggested and discussed. 
Two important new matters have 
been suggested by leading oil 
men. One is the proposition of 
regulating water wells in oil fields 



so that waterflows from other 
strata shall not be allowed to reach 
and flood oil-yielding strata which 
are comparatively dry. An artes- 
ian or other water well may do 
great injury in this way. Penn- 
sylvania laws require the casing of 
such wells and their plugging at 
the bottom when abandoned. It 
is also proposed that the law 
should estop one oil company 
from adopting the name of an- 
other and successful one and 
deceptically trading on its reputa- 
tion. There are no laws giving or 
regulating mining rights in state 
lands such as tide lands and the 
beds of streams, and laws of this 
kind are needed. 

Other matters of importance to 
the oil industry will be proposed. 
The oil miners are as much inter- 
ested as an j' others in securing a 
cabinet department of miners, the 
.passage of the mineral lands bill, 
the revision of the Federal mining 
laws, etc., which are leading con- 
cerns of the California Miners' 
Association with which the oil 
miners have now affiliated. 



AN IMPORTANT MEETING 



The California Petroleum Miners' 
Association Transacts Im- 
portant Business. 

On Tuesday evening at the 
meeting of the directors of the 
California Petroleum Miners' As- 
sociation the following business 
was transacted: The invitation of 
the California State Miners' Asso- 
ciation to send delegates to 
their annual convention to be 
held on Monday next in Golden 
Gate Hall was accepted, and the 
following delegates were elected: 

President, L. P. Crane; secre- 
tary, W. B. Simmons; Colonel E- 
D. Berri, O. A. Lane, J. C. Kirk- 
patrick, E. P. Heald, G. H. Jones, 
W. B. Winn, General J. M. 
Gleaves and Dr. C. T. Deane, the 
above being the board of directors 
of the California Petroleum Miners' 
Association. To this number were 
added the attorneys of the associa 
tion, Honorable G. M. Baker and 
Ed. H. Stearns, and also the com 
missioners to the Paris Exposition, 
who so ably represented the Cali- 
fornia oil industry at the oil con- 
gress, namely, Honorable M. H 
DeYoung and Honorable W. H. 
Mills. 



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THE GRAND PACIFIC IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY 

The rig is complete and is now at work, running day and night 
shifts. The rig is one of the finest yet turned out by the California 
Hydraulic Engineers and Supply company. The company has a 
double string of tools, heavy and light. The indications for an early 
strike of oil are very good; 175 feet from the water tank, up the hill, in 
cleaning out a spring, a strong seepage of oil was struck which has 
been oozing out ever since. In the spring itself there is gas in pro 
fusion, which when confined lights and burns constantly. In the 
Sunset District the preliminary work for a rig is being done. 



were admitted to membership in 
the association, these companies 
having successfully passed the 
severe examination required from 
every company who applies for 
membership to the association. A 
number of applications for mem- 
bership were received and were 
referred to the attorneys of the 
association and the committee on 
membership. 

A communication was read from 
Mark E. Walzer, who signs him- 
self as the manager of the Chicago 
Oil and Mining Exchange, seeking 
recognition and affiliation with the 
association. The matter was in- 
definitely postponed. 

Many kind remarks were made 
by all the directors present in re- 
gard to the work accomplished by 
the Pacific Oil, Reporter on be- 
half of the oil industry of the 
state, and the Pacific Oil Re- 
porter received the hearty and 
formal endorsement of the associa- 
tion. 

'it was decided to make Thurs- 
day the regular meeting night of 
the board of directors, and the 
meeting adjourned to meet a week 
from next Thursday evening, 
November 22nd, after which the 
board of directors will meet at 
their rooms every Thursday even- 
ing to transact the business, which 
is constantly increasing. 

B. Marks, having left for the 
East for an indefinite period on 
business and being unable to at- 
tend to the duties of his position, 
namely, one of the committee on 
membership, Dr. C. T. Deane was 
elected to fill his place on that 
committee, which now consists of 
Colonel E. D. Berri, W. B. Winn, 
and Dr. C. T. Deane. 



Sunset Developments. 

• (Continued from page 3) 



The Inter Nos. 

Owing to the strike made by 
the Occidental Oil company on 
section 2, township 11 west, range 
24 north, San Bernardino base and 
meridian, which has caused the 
stock of the above mentioned com- 
pany to triple in value, the Inter 
Nos Oil and Development com- 
pany, which is the conditional 
owner of" the ten acres adjoining 
the land where the strike was 
made, and by reason of the further 
fact that the rig and casing is on 
the road to its property where the 
first boring is to take place, has 
called a meeting of the Board of 
directors of the Inter Nos Oil and 
Development company, to be held 
within a week for the purpose of 
determining to what price the 
stock of the company will be ad- 
vanced. It is expected that the 
price of the stock will be doubled. 



H. S. Field, who has so ably 
acted as treasurer of the associa-' 
tion, tendered his resignation from 
the board of directors and from 
the treasuryship on the ground of 
lack of time to attend to the duties 
of the position, and Dr. C. T. 
Deane, who is prominently engaged 
in the oil business, was elected in 
his place, the office of treasurer 
being combined with that of secre- 
tary, now so ably filled by W. B, 
Simmons, of Wells, Fargo and 
company. 

A committee was appointed con- 
sisting of President L. P. Crane, 
W. B. Winn, W. B. Simmons, Pro- 
fessor E. P. Heald, General J. M. 
Gleaves and Honorable G. M. 
Baker, to draw up certain resolu- 
tions to be submitted at the con- 
vention of the California Miners' 
Association, and which should per- 
tain to national and state legisla- 
tion affecting the oil industry-.- 

The Occidental, the Grand Pa- 
cific and the Nonpareil companies 



exertions. 

Several companies on 11-23 and 
11-24, are actively prospecting, in. 
eluding the Sunset King, Manhat- 
tan, Sunset District, Bonita, Sunset 
Czar, Sunset Petroleum and Refin- 
ing company, Sunset Consolidated, 
Areola, Occidental and Pittsburg 
and some of them have oil. The 
Navajo also made a good strike 
recently, and several wells, includ- 
ing the Barrett well and some of 
the Jewett and Blodgett wells, are 
yielding salt water. 

Like the other sections of the 
San Joaquin Valley district, the 
extent of the Sunset Field remains 
as yet an unknown quantity. The 
prevailiug trend is 70 degrees E, of 
S. and the oil seepages and asphalt 
deposits lie in a line corresponding 
to this. Development is being 
pushed forward with an activity 
second to no other field in the 
state, and it will not be long be- 
fore the true extent and direction 
of the field will be fully under- 
stood. 



J. M. CURTIS & SON 
Analytical Chemist 

Special attention given to the 
analysis of Oils, and to the tests of 
Gypsum, Kaolin Clay and other 
minerals held by the Land De- 
partment as sufficient to main- 
tain placer mineral locations. , 

Quick and accurate returns at 
moderate prices. 



23 California St. , San Francisco 



1FIC OIL 



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The White Oil of Placerlta. 

The most singular oil in the 
California field is that found in 
Placerita canyon, near Xcwhall. 
about four miles north of the Pa- 
cific Coast Oil company's property. 
"*he discovery was first made by 
I'leeman and Nelson while pros- 
pecting for gold. The oil is white 
and limpid iti appearand • 
resembling the ordinary refined 
oil used for illuminating purposes. 
A plausible theory about ti. 
is that it was refined by nature by 
percolation through some hard 
granite formation. A test well 
was drilled, which for several 
years has been producing some of 
this oil, though not enough to be 
of much value. A second well of 
Freeman and Nelson had to be 
abandoned on account of difficul- 
ties in drilling, and they are about 
to begin work on a third. A 
strike was made here about two 
months ago by the New Century 
Oil Company which tends to show 
the presence of a considerable 
body of this oil, and the well is 
still producing a good flow on the 
pump. At Newhall the company 
has erected two derricks and has 
made other arrangements for the 
quick transportation of its pro 
duct. The company is making 
good progress with its second well 
and reports that in all probably oil 
will be found before the latter part 
of next week. It has reached a 
depth of 660 feet, and the drill has 
already passed through two oil- 
bearing strata. 

The Placerita White Oil com- 
pany will put down a well with 
a Star rig. The Pioneer White 
Oil company is still working in its 
first well and will soon begin an- 
other. Well No. 1 is in between 
600 and 700 feet, and while there 
is oil in the hole, there is also con- 
siderable water. There are a 
number of other companies located 
here. 

Samples of this oil were recently 
analyzed in this city by order of 
the Chamber of Commerce of Los 
Angeles, and it was found to con- 
tain the following ingredients: 

Petroleum ether 3.66 per cent 

Gasoline 14.83 per cent 

Naptha 30.33 per cent 

Benzine 17-67 per cent 

Light kerosene 23.33 per cent 



Heavy kenaene oil 

■ •■tag oil 
nil 



«r cent 



Total nOO 

Equivalent 1045.14 deg R» 

Pot refining purposes the oil 
would be divided into three gr. 
petroleum, ether and . 
line. Sec< nil. naptha and ben- 
zine. Third, the light and heavy 
1 ne. 

The well producing this is still 
doing about forty barrels a d.. 

Another well is being drilled 
near No. 1 and while the forma- 
tion so far encountered is not the 
same, the indications are that an- 
other white oil strike may be 
made. Should No. 2 prove to be 
a good well a pipeline will be ex- 
tended from the wells to the tanks, 
from which shipments may be 
easily made. 



Best in the State 

Mr. K. G. Butler and Thomas 
O. Cutter from New York are care 
fully inspecting the oil properties 
around Hollister, and say to the 
president of the California Petrol- 
eum Miners' Association that the 
territory will prove to be of the 
best in the state. 



The Murphy Oil company has two 
good wells pumping on its property east 
of the Central Oil company's canyon. 
One new derrick is completed for drilling 
and another will be completed by the 
time this issue reaches its readers. The 
last rig will be built on the plan adopted 
in the East, the belt house and the engine 
house one continuous building. 



When you want to swear go to 

LEE D. CRAIG 

Notary Public and 
Commissioner of Deeds 
316 Montgomery St. 

bet. Califorria 

and Pine, San Francisco. 



Now Drilling. 

THE BAY CITY OIL COMPANY, 

Is now drilling on its lands in 
Midway District, Kern County. . 
Price of Stock $1.00 per share cash. 
Circulars and maps sent on request. 



Point Richmond Oil Co. 



Capital Stock 0100,000 

l!cnt\ 11 lint, capitalist, 

ilcnt, I 

o; 1 W, Tiber, 

■ lit Tabei Photo 

\ Kcllir. dlnctor, agent s r. 

I '. nm . ,li- 

lonraliat, S;in Pnndaco; s "■ 
Woods, attorney, member of Cou, 

• ..nil District, California; Arthur 
Wliccln 
This company 1 with leu 

I ban an) other compaoj in Contra 

inly. 

No assessments. Small capital 
Guaranteed u'l\ snee in j 

Controlled bj well-known hum. 

Our property i-. close tu tin city and 
can cnsili be seen, it i* declared by 
experts t,i In- as fine as any 111 tlu- State, 

Strong companies are drilling 00 BaCn 
sideofns. Send foi prospectus. 



Point Richmond Oil Co. 

5th floor, Room 41, Mills ISuilding, San Francisco. Telephone Main 1765. 




Bay City Oil Company 



321 Safe Deposit Building, San Francisco. 
Geo. W. Turner. President. 
E. N .Sewell, Secretary. 



Kern River 
Oil Land. 

Proven territory on line of Railroad for sale. Splendid chance for 
those about to form an oil company. 

This property is unquestionable oil land for it lies between the 
Arizona Western, a producing property on the West, and some of the 
best wells in this district immediately on the East. Prospecting in 
this ground is not a speculation but sure to produce 'results in very 
short time, 

NEWTON, CARMEN & SOMES 

S. C. MASON, Agent, 11 Montgomery street. 



A Splendid Opportunity! 

For Investment 

Mt. Diablo Oil Company 



In section 30, 28-28, Kern River 
District. Has one good pro- 
ducing well and the second well 
is nearly finished. Price of 
stock $1 per share. 

We also have for sale or lease any 
part of section 26, township 32 
south, range 23 east, Sunset 
District, on reasonable terms. 

Room 625 Laughlin Bldg. 

Los Angei.es, Cai,. 



Member 
California Petroleum 
Miners' Association 



THE FLASHLIGHT 

Oil Company 



1200 acres in Coalinga District 
Offers excellent opportunity for 
rapid advance in stocks bought 
now in at bed rock price. Shares 
now selling at 20 cents will surely 
be worth $1 00 insideofsix months; 
agent wanted in each city in the 
State. Write for prospectus, fu 1 
particulars, etc. 




Contracted Waist Water Front Fire-Box 

Oil Well Boiler. Made in two sizes 

2oand 25 Horse-Power' 



PARKE & LACY CO. 

8AN FRANCISCO, CAL. BAKERSFIELD, CAL. 

21 & 23 FREMONT ST., SAN FRANCISCO. 



Engines. Boilers and Pumps for 

I OIL WELLS j 

© 

Well Boring and Drilling Tools. Prompt Delivery Guaranteed 



Capital Stock: - 300,000 shares 
Par Value, $5 per share. 




Treasury stock, 200,000 shares 
or 66 2-3 per cent 




The Tide=Water Oil Syndicate 

YVriie for Inside facts 

Office 5T0=71 Parrott Building, San Francisco 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



PACIFIC COAST OIL NEWS. 



Recent Developments In Oil In Various Parts 
of the State. 



ed his oil derrick near 
Arbiickk'n feu feet and begun operation* 
on * new well. I to recover the 

lost drill were ineffectual. 

PA, 
A letter from Sheriff R. R. Veale from 

Martinez slates that the Contra Costa Oil 
and Petroleum company had everything 

in readiness last week and that drilling 
commenced on Monday on land situated 
in oil Can j on, about 8 miles from 
Antioch. The company has every 

i to think they will strike nil. On 
digging into the side hill the company 
discovered the casing of .mold well which 

was drilled in iS'u with primitive mach- 
inery by people who believed that oil 
would be struck in this vicinity. This 
well is now partially filled up hut still 
furnishes a good supply of water. Those 
who drilled this well were forced to 
abandon it as they were unable to reach 
the lower strata oil account of lack Of 
suitable machinery and tools. There are 
now in oil canyon abundant indications of 
oil and oil seepages are plentiful on the 
banks of the creek which runs down the 
canyon. 

FRESNO. 

The completion of new properties in 
the Coaliuga field is begining to employ 
the entire capacity of the two pipe lines 
of the Union Oil company. 

On section 28, Coaliuga Field, the In. 
dependence Oil company has finished 
work on a good producer, No. 4, and begun 
work on No. 5. 

The Hanford Oil company has a rig 
up for its first well on section 28, Coal, 
inga. 

Active work has well begun on the NW 
quarter of section 32, Coalinga field, by 
the Corona Oil company. 

Drilling began last week on well No. S 
of the Oil City Petroleum company. 

KERN. 
A depth of 800 feet has been reach e 
by the Commonwealth on 32, 26-28. 

Peerless No. 7 is being perforated and 
rigs are building for 9 and 10. 

The Kern River company is finishing 
Nos. 4 and 5, which are both big wells 

The Defiance Minerals has received a 
2500-foot cable. Its well on 14, 28-28 is 
down 1 100 feet. 

Anew company, the McKittrick Star, 
has been formed to drill between pro- 
perty of the Kern River and that of the 
Adirondack. 

The station building on section 3 for 
the Kern River branch railroad is about 
finished. It is a two-story structure t 
Another is to be built on section 28. 

The Standard Oil company has three 
35,000-barrel tanks en route to Mc_ 
Kittrick, and fifteen carloads of material 
is on the way from the east. 

A derrick has been ordered by the 
Sunset Center Oil company for its pro- 
perty recently secured in section 10, II" 
24. 

The McKittrick Extension has been 
organized and will begin operating on 
the n'A of the NEX of 18, 30-24. The 
company also owns three quarters in 

ection 8 of the same township, 
s 

The gas from well No. 3on the Graves 
holdings, section 29, 28-28, caught fire re' 
c ently and nearly burned down the rig- 
Electric lights will be placed no the. 



property ! The 

well was recent]] finished and 
ridered .1 good 

The 

started and 1- now in tin 

Work lias been begun by the 111 1 11 ti 

d the fust well , s 

now dov 

The Gold) , I. und- 

one! No .• .,nd has moved to , 
location. 

The derrick of the Western Minerals 
has been moved to within (««. feet of 1 li 
well anil the well is now Started 

A new engine and 1500-foot cable is 

being put in by the Raven nil company 
on I'oso creek and drilling has been 
resumed. 

Granite is reported as struck at 1000 
feet on section 27 by the Peerless. This 
is the first metamorphic rock found so 
far, although hard shells are frequently 
cut by drillers. 

The territory south of Kern River has 
been looked on as doubtful, but on sec- 
tion 10 Snook Bros, have goue through 
45 feet of oil sand, which ought to give 
20 barrels a day. 

The banner producer in the Kern 
field is Sacramento No. 5, which accord- 
ing to the Californian has a record of 900 
barrels daily, 'less 5o per cent for gas 
sand and foam, or 450 barrels daily, net. 

An outfit has been secured for the 
Lucky Boy and they will begin drilling 
as soon as their machinery is in place. 

The two wells of the Independence Oi 
company on 28, 28-28 produce from 45 to 
60 barrels a day for the two. 

The Kern River company will soon 
sink a 1500-foot well adjoining the In 
dependence on 28, 28-28. 

The Peerless people have purchased 
the necessary five-inch to build their 
pipe-line. The fall to the railroad, one 
and a half miles distant, is 285 feet. 

The Californian says the number of 
rigs operating at Sunset will be doubled 
in a few weeks. The line of develop- 
ment is toward the north. 

Oil is shipped from the Kern River 
fields to the State of Washington on a 
two dollar and a half freight basis. It is 
used to make gas. 

The California Standard at McKittrick 
is shipping from two to three carloads a 
day for northern points. 

The Commonsense company's well in 
the Temblor district on section 32, 29-21 
has failed to find anything at a depth of 
890 feet and the company are doubtful 
about continuing operations much fnr- 
ther. W. E. DeGroot and Milton Mc 
Whorter are the principal stockholders 

The Sunset Consolidated Oil company,, 
which owns property adjoining the recent 
strike of the Lion of Arizona in the Sun- 
set district, will begin sinking at once on 
this property, in the hope of striking 
another gusher. 

The Globe No. 4 has made a landing in 
a stratum of clay after going through a 
good amount of sand. It was feared 
that water would be struck below the clay 
and drilling was stopped. 

The Liberty Oil company which was 
unsuccessful in its venture in the Fuller- 
ton district, has secured 25 acres of land 
in the Los J^igeles field, on the cornerof 
Western avenue and First street, and is 
building a rig preparatory to drilling in 



Continned on page 16 



KERN RIVER OIL CC 

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Wl» M \ ELOPMENT COMPANY|rfSS*-> 

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ullerton < HI d 
the kern Kivcr oil district, Rein I 

Inc. 100,000 shares in treasury. 

I'uiix secured. 
bare, nol 



Presi den 



I >KS. 

HENRY DBCHENT .... 

knisitis Bros., New Y. ik. 

EUGENEJ. BNSN 5 j aell , 

McGuffick, Oil Merchai 
LEON E. ENSIGN - . . Secretary 

(with Firemen's Fund Insurance 
E. F. SAGAR • - - . . 

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I'll II. IIT DECHENT - ... 

DEPOSITORY— First National Bauk San 1 



Oil Land, Oil Stocks, Oil! 

3$Y£ Bought and Sold 



Lands to lease on royalty or will take stock in progressive com pan it 

Companies Incorporated under non-assessible laws. 

Will assist parties desiring companies promoted or Incorporated. 

Bachelors' Oil Company, Ambrose Harris 

Three States Oil Company, Tyree A. Bell 

Section 6 Oil Company, Rooms 611-612-613 

Sunset Consolidated j Hearst Building, 

San Francisco 
Telephone — Black 91, 



Oil Company 1 



J E BREtrwiSER, Inventor RISDON IRON WORKS Builders 
San Francisco, Cal. 



NEW RAPID HYDRAULIC ROTARY and WALKING BEAM 
combination rigs. 

NEW STYLE STANDARD RIGS with all iron sprocket belts ii 
rope drums. 

NEW MULTIPLE IlMPllSC I I AM, will) separate stroke 
each well. 

HYDRAULIC CLEANING AND FISHING OUTFITS. 

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The Occidentaljowns over rr.ooo acres of land in the five will k.u.vn oil district 
Kern county, Cal. The land is so distributed that every new strike, no matter by what 
Company increases the value of the Occidental lands 

Drilling was begun the last of September on section 2, township n N, range 24 W" 
and the second oil sand was encountered November 5th, at which time the oil rose 200' 
feet in the casing. 

The First Well of the Occidental Oil Company will undoubtedly be a 400 bar- 
rel well. 

Only a Limited Quantity of Treasury stock remain for sale. This will be closed 
out in a few days at 75 cents per share. 

Apply at the main office or at any of the sub-agencies of the company., for the pur- 
chase of stock or for any further information. 



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Each square shown 
on this map repre- 
sents 640 acres. 



■ Occidental Oil Co'sLand 

■ Monarch Oil Co'sIand. ' 
©Oil Well. 




R.24-.W. 



R.23.W. 



Wit e for Prospectus and Maps. 

OCCIDENTAL OIL COMPANY 470 = 471 Parrott Building, San Francisco, Cal. 



M. R. GOLDERG, 483 Ninth stree?, Oakland, Cal. 
W. EASTMAN, Sonora.Cal. W. J. GRAHAM, No, 165 North First street, San Jose, Cal. 



MRS. G. H. YOST ,Palo Alto. 



The Monarch. 

W. C Carpenter, secretar 
the Monarch Oil coup 

■ makes the following 
ment regarding their operations 
up to date: Their plant now con- 

of the following buildinf 
accommodation of their eni| 
The villa, CI: ping, tool, 

bunk, cook and out-houses. The 
two wells were completed at the 
following depths No. i at 505 feet; 
No. 2 at 683 feet. 

Well No. 1 has thus far been 
the producer and has made a good 
record. The average flow 
three days's production .is sub 
mitted by the superintendent in 
weekly official report shows 
.ictory results. 

On well No 2 the casing has 
been anchored on a good founda- 
tion and the well begun to pro- 
duce oil on Tuesday morning. 
Oil was 140 feet from the top 
when drilling was commenced and 
after working all forenoon there 
was still 400 feet of oil in the well; 
in other words, after bailing for 
six hours the oil was reduced on 
140 feet, which predicates unusual 
abundance. 

A unique system will be adopted 
henceforth in the company's offices 
in the Parrott building. A report 
filled out in blank and signed by 
their expert will be placed each 
week upon a file, hung on the 
wall, and will be subject to the 
examination of all callers at the 
office and mere curiosity will be 
no bar to this inspection. 

IN SAN MATEO. 

The Bella Vista Oil Syndicate is 
the name of a corporation which 
will soon be operating very exten- 
sively in San Mateo county near 
the coast and but a few miles from 
Half Moon Bay where some years 
ago a company with which Hugh 
Craig was prominently interested 
expended considerable money in a 
vain attempt to find oil. The di- 
rectors of this company are gentle- 
men prominent both in Kansas 
City and San Francisco. A large 
amount of stock has already been 
sold in Kansas City as well as here 
and fine offices have been opened 
on the lower floor of the Mills 
Building. The Kansas City gen- 
tlemen connected with it are; Dr. 
A. E. Neumeister, J. Henry 
Tschudy, second vice-president; 
Chas. F. O'Brien, secretary and 
George F. Winter. All of these 
are prominent and wealthy men of 
Kansas City. The San Faancisco 
directors are: Henry H. Davis, 
the attorney, who is first vice- 
president ot the company; Elmer 
H. Benjamin; Fred Rothman; 
Thomas Gilbert, who is the assist- 
ant secretary and general manager 
and also is one of the promoters 
of the Tide Water Oil Syndicate; 
and Paul H. Blades.the editor and 
proprietor of the Daily Report. 
The company has 1200 acres, is 
capitalized at $1,500,000 with 
shares at $1.00 each. 

The directors are now ottering 
for sale 100,000 shares at 10c. pe 



OIL REPORTER 



s h«re. The company has I 
faith of finding a largi 

isani| 

that I 

the derrick 1. 
I and that no delay will I 
enccd in < 

rigs yet erected in California. The 
company has plenty 1 
behind il an inn: 

body of oil land that expert 
nounce first-class and will 
expense to develop the 
by building a number 

and sending the drills to 

the oil sand as rapidly ;is possible 

The company hi the 

finest offices in the Mills Building. 

on the ground tloor, fitted dp with 

ever) convenience for doing an 
extensive business which they 
believe their prospects warrant 



For Sale or to Lease 






LAND m th 



The Gray Gander 
The Gray Gandet is still in the 
lead, as the big strike of the Bd 
gar Oil company in the immediate 
neighborhood places this company 
beyond doubt of a failure to obtain 
oil on their properties. This 
strike, only two hundred yards 
away, means a great deal to the 
Gray Gander company, for the 
formation which their drillers are 
encountering as they go down in 
the well is the same as that found 
in the Edgar at the same depth. 
This certainly means that when 
the drill of Gray Gander gets as 
far down as the Edgar they will 
get oil on the same strata. Every- 
one must admit that this is in the 
front rank as an investment, but 
the directors propose to raise the 
stock shortly, as they promised. 



Exploding Gas- 

An experiment in using dyna- 
mite to break casing resulted dis- 
astrously to a drilling outfit in the 
Los Angeles local field recently. 
The casing was fast and it was 
determined to lower a shot into the 
hole, with the expectation that 
the casing would be broken by 
the explosion. After going down 
a few feet there was an explosion, 
supposed to be caused by gas 
ignited by the fuse, which threw 
the driller about twenty feet, giv- 
ing him a severe shaking up, 
while the rig timbers were broken 
up and destroyed. 



Kern Fiver McKittrick and Sunset Districts 



James K. T. Mershon 

nd and Stockbroker, Ro p arroM Building 

Cal. 



O.nipamcs promoted and assisted in the raising of their developmenl 

i-..M.,.ui 1 

Promoter of the Monarch oil oil Co. Prudential 

Company of Arizona, the Lion Oil Co. , t hT j | 

om.V^iiV . an ^ „ {, A ld D «velopment Co., Sunset Center 

Oil and Developing Company na, Vesuvius Oil Co 

ot Arizona, and Tiger Oil Co. of Arizona all in the Sunset d strict" 

kern county uisirici, 



ATLAS PATENT PIPE WRENCH 

A High Chins Drop Horned Steel Tool. 




Quick, effective and Positive in adjustment. The good qualities of 
Chain Pipe Wrench and Screw Pipe Wrench combined without hav- 
ing the faults of either. 

Made in four sizes: 10. is. S< :>■■•! 3 dies. H.nMlmg from odc-i-ieI'I "1 U Inch wire In .1 

inch pipe. For sale by Hardware, Plumbing 1 oil Weil supply Deolerao H 

ATLAS PIPE WRENCH CO. 5 ' F ° odB,d £ 

v w " San Km nr icon 



New York Office 121 Liberty Street 



San Francisco 

Wors, New Haven. Ccmti 



Pacific Coast Machinery Company 




" tlty, long t 

otherwise. Lowest prices, best and most econoruicalequiiirmnl 
guaranteed. We also manufacture the Larkin Oil Filter for filtering dynamo and 
In additiouto our fuel oil business we are also agents for the 



Dealers ir Crude Petrol- 
eum for fuel and gas, also 
manufacturers of the Lar- 
kin Retort Oil Burner, vni 
eqalled for econonn and 
easeof regulation. Com- 
plete oil burning plants 
our specialty. Oil deliv- 
ered in carload lots or by 
lank wagon or drum. 
Bakersfielll , McKittrick or 
Coalinga oil in any quan- 
tity, long time contracts or 
Everything 



machinery oils 

ling Water 

npany, and lug e>. j^. uunu ^icauc 
Crude Petroleum for fuel give us acail. 



liiacuiiiciy uiis. i-U auumuu luour i uei oil uusiuess ... 

Stirling Water Tube Boiler, St. Louis Car Company, Missouri Cur and Foundry 
Company, and the G. D. Boiler Cleaner Company If you are thinking of using 



Pacific Coast Machinery Company, 12 Fremont Street, San Francisco 



The Lion. 

F. F. Weed, secretary, M. F. 
Cochrane, ist vice-president and 
D. S. Stanley, 2nd vice-president, 
left Wednesday night to visit their 
Sunset well No. 1. Report from 
their superintendent says that 
tanking is being arranged, to save 
the product so it can be marketed. 
While there these gentlemen will 
select the site for their well No. 2 
and make application for full and 
complete patent on the laud, hav- 
ing already secured deeds from 
the locators. 

Since the recent strike necessity 
for sale of further stock has ceased 
and it is practically withdrawn 
from the market. 



Are the 



The Excelsior Adjustable Round Hoop Tanks 

in ' ~" 

The 



Cheapest 

Most 

Practica 

AND 

Satisfactory 



TANKS 



For Prices address 




Market 
for Storing 

OIL 



30.000 Gal. Size 20-2^x14 feet high. 



5- The Excelsior Redwood Compy. 

Fourth and Channel Sts. San Francisco. Maiiuf.rs and dealers in Lumber and Mouse Finish 

C. A. HOOPER & CO., Agents 
204 Front street, - - - - San Francisco, Cal 



i6 



PACIFIC )[ , REPORTER. 



rig up aul the Kiacana Oil company 
has started the drill in its No. I. 

In the Buckhorn ' field proper, the 
Buckhorn Oil and Transportation Com. 
pany is drilling in No. 16 at a depth of 
150 feet in a fourteen-inch hole. Thi s 
company has some splendid producers, 
one of which will pump 150 barrels a 
day. 

The Bradley Oil company has finished 
up one well and is drilling in No. 2 at 600 
feet. 

The Sunset Oil company has six wells 
to its credit and is now drilling on No. 7- 

The Santa Paula Oil company has be 
gun work on its holdings to the east o . 
the new strike, and is making good 
progress. 

The Santa Paula Gravity company is 
now drilling in its second wel 1 , just east 
of the Loma. 

One of the largest rigs in the Santa 
Paula field is now being erected by the 
Aquila Oil company. As soon as it has 
been completed and the derrick put up 
the company will be in active operations 

The Santa Paula Home company has 
a rig and derrick completed, and a full 
force of men are now at work drilling 
The company has no water plant, so is 
compelled to haul its water from a spring 
near by. 

The Tapo Oil company has discon- 
tinued working on their well on the 
Gillibrand farm. They have encountered 
a great deal of water, but will probably 
recommence work in the near future. 

The Simi Oil company has discon- 
tinued work on their well, which is situ- 
ated a short distance northwest of the 
Simi hotel. This is due to the mixing of 
water with the oil. 



New Incorporations. 

The following articles of incorporation 
were filed in tlie office of the Secretary 
of State last week. 

Towsley Canyon Oil company. Principal place 
of business, Pasadena . Directors H Newby, G 
W Collis, S W Pyle, G F Randall, H G Cogswell, 
J E Parker, Pasadena, and Philo Taylor, I*os 
Angeles. Capital stock, $150,000; subscribed $70. 
Lake View Oil company. Priocipal place of 
business, Bakersfield. Directors— A M Marion, P 
P Mill, Kern; G I, Brown, J H Wilson, R H 
Stevens. C W Beatty, I* B Palmer, Bakersfield. 
Capital stock, $200,000; all subscribed. 

Cardiff Coal and Oil company. Princiaal place 
of business, Santa Cruz. Directors.— R X, Cardiff, 
J M Throp, G A Deiter, W C Hoffman, F I, Stev- 
ens, all of Santa Cruz. Capital stock, $250,000; 
subscribed, $126,200. 

Kramer Consolidated Oil company. Principal 
place of business, Los Angeles. Directors— C A 
Neil, J A Hinman, C C Hagerty, J T Davy, B F 
Brown, J V Akey, W S Bohannou, D F Wilson, F 
A Cha.nbers, E J Scott, H Arnold, Jr.,' all of 1,0s 
Angeles. Capital stock, $150,000: subscribed. 
$[10,000, 

El Junio Puro compaay. To deal in mines, oil 
wells, etc. Principal place of business, Visalia. 
Directors-S Mitchell, J Cutler, Jr., W B Wallace, 
C G Wilcox, E F Parr, Visalia; M S Wagy and H 
W McCray, Bakersfield. Capita] stock, $200,000; 
subscribed, $70. 

The Paris Oil company. Principal place of busi- 
ness, Los Angolas. Directors — D O'Donnell, I, J 
Olive, W S Porter, M L Grafifand J G Mossin of 
Los Angeles. Capital stock, $100,000; fully sub 
scribed. 

Du Val Oil company. Principal place of busi- 
ness, San Francisco. Directors — W S Du Val, G 
A Moore, W A Jacobs, M Spencer and H B Mon- 
tague of San Francisco. Capital stock. $200,000; 
subscribed, $1. 

1,3l Fortuna Oil compauy. Principal place of 
business, Bakersfield. Directors— J Redlick, A 
Weill, S N Reed, A T Lightner and J B Hunt of 
Bakersfield. Capital scock. $500,000; subscribed, 
$50. 

Napoleon Oil company. Principal place of busi- 
ness, Bakersfield. E Dinkenspeil, L M Dinken- 
speil and R B Swayne of Bakersfield and L F 
Sinshemer aud A H McKay of San Luis Obispo. 
Capital stock, $500,000; subscribed, $50. 



Oil on the Nacimiento. 

A company to be known as the 
Nacimiento Oil company, with 
capitalized stock at $1,250,000, 
have leased eight hundred acres 
of land on the Nacimiento ranch 
near Jolon, Monterey county. 
The lease is given for twenty 
years and at least two wells must 
be sunk each year according to 



contract. Operations will com 
mence as soon as the machinery 
can be brought from Los Angeles 
and placed in position. 



The North Whittier well is now down 
nearly 1000 feet. The drill has passe 
through seven feet of oil sand and the 
company believes that if the hole can 
only be put down deeper that the well 
will be a good producer. 




W. FORGIE 

Manufacturer 

OILS fiAS WELL ■ 
= . ■ RIG IRONS 

Sand Reels, Cants 
Arms and Pins. The 
Original Tool Wrench 
ing Jack, the best and 
cheapest on the mar- 
ket. 



For prices, etc., inquire of 
D. HOOKER Los Angeles, Cal., W. FORGIE, Washington, 



Pa 




MARIETTA, OHIO 



lilflCOIifl OH* COMPANY 



J, tf. EDSON, Secretary and Manager 

Roms 21 and 22 10031=2 Broadway Street 




Oakland Cal 



rixpert's Report. 



San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 25, 1900 
The Lincoln Oil Co. — Gentlemen — 1 
have made an examination of the prop- 
erty owned by your company, to wit: the 
southwest quarter of the northeast quar- 
ter of section 7, township 28 south, range 
28 east, M. D. B. & M. 

From the exhibit of frequent OUT- 
CROPS of OIL SAND, PRIMARY 
SHALES, etc., on this property, I have 
no hesitancy in aaying that your property 
ies within the prolific table oil belt run- 
ning west of north, through the Kern 
River District, and I am satisfied from in 
dubitable surface indications that wells 
drilled on this property should be prolific 
yielders of oil limning over 15 degrees 
Baume. — an ideal fuel oil. 

Very sincerely yours 

M. M. OGDEN 
Field Expert Producers' Oil Exchange, 
San Francisco.Cal. 

Drilling Commenced at Once. 



Lincoln Oil Company 

The LINCOLN OIL COMPANY is coming to the front. They 
report a ready sale of the first issue of Treasury Stok, 4500 shares 
being purchased by one party last week. With plenty of funds now 
in the Treasury, and with their business entrusted to enterprising 
men, the stockholders can be assured of the rapid development of the 
company. Investors will do well to secure some of the remaining 
shares of their first issue at 25 cents. The next will sell for tw ce that 
amount. : 



IFIC OIL RKPORTKR 



the t< rich hole will lie 

suited, in .. 
a deep well 
depth after the ti: 
The Liberty companv. 

c rts, would undoubted!; 

1 the well bee: 
deep, but with the >m ill . , 

feet. 
The Id up with a fish 

l is two 

111 two ill tl 

The former arc pumped b) the I. a 

others at once. 

The Weill Oil perating oa 

1 >ining the It. It i 

a the pump, .mil 
be end 

of the m 

The Libert 

tngelca, has began drilling 

■ruer of Wl 

■venue end Temple -ticet. 

in the neighborhood of Rockwood 

street, c. V. Hull has started deepening 
his thinl well in that part of the field 
ami is making arrangements to deepen 
his other four in ease the experiment in 
No 3 proves successful. 

The Uncle Sam oil companv now lias 

six producing wells in the liclil, ami may 
put down several others. 

A large storage tank is being elected on 
Lake Shore avenue by Chief Elton, 

On the Pellisier tract of Los Angeles 

the City Oil company is making good 
headway in its second well, and will soon 
hs>ve it on the pump. 



The International Oil compare 

. fiiin the abandoned well and 
begin anotl: 

The 

id and mil be put 
on the pump the first of the ■ 

The Snow 

: the rig ii 

The Olinda con I the 

"K fi No .-, this »i II being completed, 

and will commeoi 

9 good els dailj 

Tin- mpanj i- pulling the 

lirst well, the . 
■ depth "f 800 feet. It is 

■ ■I that the compan) will not start 
another well at the present lime. 

The Columbia oil company's well 8 is 

down 7^5 feet, showing some oil and gas. 
No -.is down *hni feet ami is mom 
for 15 barrels daily. No. lo is starting to 
drill. Well I is down l|l,s feet ami is a 

good producer. 

The Carbon Canyon oil company in 

the l-'ullcttin district has just struck oil 
ami a heavy flow of gas at a depth of 250 
feet, in its well No. 1, and there is every 
indication of its being a good producer 
This has created quite a flurry of excite- 
ment in the eastern Fullerton field. 

The C" hi 111 ' Land and Water company J 
has been obliged to abandon its well in 
the I'ullcrton extension, at a depth o^l 



1 account of a ' 
water. The company will uiakcn: 
vork on the aecoa 

Tllr 

11 rompnii 
■ 

their undei 

Ilia unlabel 

> ■ ■ ' rid at 

. . 1 'i : ,- 
here is nearly a mil. 

■ lulled I 

The I'uente Crude failed to meet its du 

I the mouth with 

! lit sonic ol tile cmpIO) 1 1 - wi :i 
paid olf this week with notes whu li the) 
-ell .it .1 di ml ol 

. ompan) is now offering (or 

■e funds (.,1 
iping purposes, A large natnberoe 
1. os Aiig ( lis Pomona, Riverside ami 1 ui 
lerton people are heavj sockhold 
this company . 

s \s BENITO, 

An oil well has been located on the 
ranch of J. I>. Watson, for San Francisco 
parties. 

The Esmeralda Oil company isengaged 

in the development of their territory in 
the Panoche and Yallecitos fields. 

The Union Oil company was offered f.su 
an acre for a small piece of land in the 
Vallecitos, but the offer was refused. 

Drilling is progressing rapidly on the 
well of the San Itenito Oil company, and 
indications continue to he very favorable. 



The Dm, 

dt II 

- Illlllcrlam, 

1. ut little 

which drilling is don,-, which . ouip 

' til is found 
nioie abundantl) ami of higl 

Thl 11 Siiininerland is 

tlow is ■ 

is putting up ii, 
tank in the G 

Th u 

wells at Summerland alter being 

died to the second sand, which was found 
at 53a feet 

Several prospectors w >rking oeai Car. 
penteria, in Santa Barbara county, are 

getting discouraged. Among tin 
the 1 [all company, with a depth ol 
feet, and the Channel City oil company • 

VENTURA. 

A great deal of activity is promised ill 

Hopper Canyon, Ventura ceunty, within 
the next moid h 

The Hopper Canyon oil company has 




GRAY^ 
GANDER 

Special Attention 

Special attention is called to the lo ja- 
tion of its properties. 

Value of investment can be estimated 
from the following; 

Office Pacific Coast Underwriting Company, 1 

504 Parrott Building, > 

San Francisco, Cat., August 8, 1900 I 

We hereby certify that we have underwrttieu 
the stock of the Gray Gander Oil Company 
and the advantages are as follows: 

1st The stock is fully paid and non-assessable. 

2nd The buyers are guaranteed DOLLAR for 
DOLLAR of all money invested in this stock. 

3rd The stock is preferred, 

4th We will loan from 40 to 50 per cent of the 
par value to the holders of this stock at any 
time. 

5th The bonds used to guarantee the stock 
areobtaiued in this city and can be easily in- 
stigated, 

E. D COOLEY, President, 
W. B. BURROWS, Secretary. 




Oil Comp'ny 

Incorporated under the laws of South 
Dakota June 21. 1900. 

Capital stock 200,000 shares; par 
/alue $1 each, Treasury stock 100,000 
.hares; sold with guarantee for devel 
ipment purposes. 

OFFICERS 

President O. B. PHELPS 

Vice-President J. L. DOBLE 

Secretary G. F.ABBOTT 

Write or call at office 330 Pine stree 

rooms 44 and 45, for special indue 
ments for short time 



18 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



OIL DIRECTORY. 



Leading Companies Now Operat- 
ing in California* 



ALMOTA OIL MINING CQMPANY. Incor- 
porated Julyi4, 1900. Capital, $250,000. Num- 
ber of shares, 250,000. Land, 160 acres iu the Mc- 
Klttrick district, Kern county.; Officers and direct- 
ors — C. Hunsaker, president, P. S. Montague, vice- 
president, E. D. Dement, secretary and treasurer, 
John T. Washington, S. Hallowell. Depository, 
Anglo-Califoruian Bank. Office, 4s6 Parrott build- 
ing, San Francisco. Telephone, South 795. Shares 
25 cents. Raised December 1st to 50 cents. Agents 
wanted. 



A MERICAN FUEL OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1 

Location Los Angeles county. 

Officers and Directors, Geo. Easton, president; 
Geo, W Henderson, vice-president; W L Valen- 
tine, secretary; George D Easton, Leon Phipps. 
Office 638 Market street San Francisco. 



B 



UCKHORNOIL & TRANSPORTATION OO. 



Capital $200,000 

20,000 shares at $10 

Location. Ventura county. 150 acres two miles 
south of Buckhorn. 

Officers- Martin I W Smith, president; Wor- 
thington Aines, secretary; F L Forreston, AM 
Allen and George B Merrill. 

Office; 801 Montgomery street , San Francisco. 

TJACHELORS' -OIL CO. 

Capital" $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location, 1460 acres Bakersfield and Sunset. 

Officers; S F Barstc iv, president: W I Pixie y. 
1st vice president ; TyreeA Bell, 2d vice-presider t ; 
Ambrose Harris,. secretary: H L Gear, attorney; 
Gerrnania- Trust Co., treasurer, 

Office; 612: Examiner Building. 



B 



EAR STATE OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

Locaion, Fresno countv. 

Officers— Chas. Owens, president; S. Aspland 
secretary; Geo. Buecker, treasurer; P. B. Nagle 
attorney. 

Office, 916 Market st, room sv 



B 



ONITA OIL CO. 



Capital $500,000 

200,000 shares at $2.50. 

Location: 160 acres in Sunset district, Kern 
county. 

Officers and Directors— O B Burns, president; 
Win E Stevens, vice-president; F J Brugiere, sec- 
retary and treasurer; Samuel Hubbard, J F Mc- 
Carthy, G G Kenny. 

Office: 807 Claus Spreckels building, San Fran- 
isco, Cal. 

/"CALIFORNIA ROCK-OIL COMPANY, 

Capital , 1 ,000,000 shares 

Par value, $1.00. 

Location: 80 acres in section 28, Coal inga district, 
Fresno county, and 700 acres in Big Panoche dis- 
trict, San Benito county. 

Officers and Directors : Duncan Hayue, presi- 
dent; William Craig, vice-president; Victor F 
Seawell. secretary; Union Trust Companv. Deros- 
itory; W C Herbert, H G Stevenson, D T C Per- 
kins, M E Stauford. 

Office: 616 Hearst building, San Francisco, Cal 



CALIFORNIA OIL AND GAS CO. 

Capitalization $2,000,000 

200,000 shares at $10. 
Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. Stock 
non -assessable. 

Location, Fresno county; section 13, townsip 19 
south, range 14 east, and sections 9, 15.19.21,27 
and 29, township 19 south, range t= east M D B 
andM. 

Officers: W H H Hart, president; R J Davis 
ecretary; W M Graham, H J Urnbsen, D E Hayes 
nd W H Snedaker 
Office: 149 Crocker Bldg , San Francisco. 



COMMONWEALTH OIL COMPANY. Capita 
stock only $100,000. Shares 1$ each 
This company owns 320 acres of oil land in the 
famous Kern River district, 32, 26-28. Owns its 
etire nrig outfit of machinery, tools, derrick, en- 
irines, houses, tanks and wagons. Everything 
paid for and not a penny of debt. On'y a limited 
amount of stock for sale. Robert Mill's, presi- 
dent; G. B. Hoaglaud, M, n., vice-president: R. 
F. Fullington. superintendent; Chas Coukliu 
secretary. 667 Market street. San Fiancisco, Cal. 



/"CYGNET PETROLEUM CO 

Capital $150,000 

50;000 shares' at $3. 

Location — Fresno county. 

Directors— Chas. L Fair, J. C. B. Hebbard, Chas 
T. Heggerty, Chas. A. Lee, John C. McElroy. 

Office— 561 Parrott Building. 

Tel.— South 184. 

CALIFORNIA MUTUAL OIL COMPANY. 

■ Capital, $500,000; 500,000 shares at $1. Location, 
N y 2 of NE-&, S28 T 28, R 28 E, Kern Kiver Dis 
trict; NE U S 12, T 27, P 26 E, Poso District, 
Kern county; Rancho La Purissima, Lompoc Dis- 
trict, Santa Barbara Count v. Offiers— John H 
Wise, President; Win. H Busch, Vice President; 
Arthur B Price, Supt; Depository, Wells. Fargo 
& Go's Bank; E A Kluegel, Secretary, Office, No 
212 Sansome street, tan Francisco, Cal. Tele- 
phone, Main 683 Stock selling at par Install- 
inent plan, ten per pent, payable monthly. 



G 



RAY GANDER OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1, 

Location: Section 7. 28-28; section 10, 28-27, sec- 
tion 22, 28-27, Kern county. 

Officers— O B Phelps, president; J L Doble, vice- 
president; G F Abbott, secretary; Safe Deposit 
and Trust Co,, treasurer. 

Directort— O B Phelps, J L Doble, G F Abbott, 
T M Anton, J E Morris. 

Office^33o Pine street, San Francisco. 



rf^-REAT NORTHERN OIL CO. 

Capital $600,000 

600 000 shares at $1. 
Location: The N^ of the N^ of the SEK Sec. 

22, and the S'A of the S l A of the SEX Sec. 22, T. 

19 S., R. 15 E-, Oil City, Coaliuga district, Fresno 

county. 
Own 80 acres in the Coalinga district, Fresno - 

county. 

Officers: Hon. W. J. Westerfield, president; W, 
B Dennison, secretary and treasurer^ 
Office: 783 Market street.San Francisco. 



"UINDA OIL COMPANY. 

Capital : $20,000 

200 shares at $too each. 
Location; 160 acresin Colusa county, section 34, 
township 13 north, range 3 west, M D M, on Salt 
Creek; also 1300 acres of leased lauds in various 
ectionsin Colusa and Yolo counties 
Officers: H L Swain, president; D H. Goodrich 
vice-president; A 1 Stratton. treasurer; F M Par 
cells, secretary; W D Reynolds, G H Jackson, 



►RAND PACIFIC OIL CO. 

Capital f 1.500,0*0 

1.500,000 shares at $1 each. 

Location: 160 acres in Sunset district Kern 
county; 160 acres .in McKittrict Kern couuty; 80 
acres in Contra Costa county; 1280 acres in Coal- 
inga district, Fresno county; 640 acresin Kettle- 
nan district, Kings countr. 

Officers — A G Deardorff president; J M Merrill, 
vice-president; John Choice, secretary; Wells- 
Fargo Bank, depository; F A Berlin, attorney; 
Franklin Person, superintendent agencies. 

Office: Rooms 412, 413, 414 Parrott Building, San 
Francisco. 

T E Pollock, Arizona representative, presidenl 
Arizona Central Bank, Flagstaff, Arizona 



T S POTTS OIL LAND AND DEV. COMPANY 

Capital $600,000 

par value $2. 

Location: 600 acres in the Sunset and McKit- 
trick districts, partly in Kern and partly in San 
Luis Obispo county. 

Officers and directois: J S Potts, MD, presi- 
dent; Gavin McNab, vice-president; J B Hatcher, 
secretary; J A Logan, treasurer; D W Burchard, 
counselor. 

Crocker- Wool worth N tional Bank, depository 

Office: 1016 Market street, San Francisco, Cal 



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ETTLEMAN HILLS PETROLEUM CO. 



Capital $200,000. 

200.000 shares at $r. 

Location: NW# Sec. 15. Twp. 23 S., R. 18 E., 
Kings county, 160 acres in Kettleman Hills dis- 
trict. 

Officers— Chas C Crowley, president; John Fer- 
rin, vice-president; Frank C Fabens, secretary 
and treasurer; Frank P Kelly, attorney; Chas W 
Nelson. D Holland, Win J O'Connor. Depository, 
Union Trust Co. 

San Francisco office— Room 53. Thurlow block, 
126 Kearny St. 

Chicago office- Marquette bldg; J S Purdy, agt. 



LION OIL COMPANY. Iucrporated under the 
laws of Arizona. Capitaofcoo.ooo. Number 
of shares, 500,000. Land, 80 acres in Sunset dis- 
trict. Directors— Dr. A. S. Cook, M. F. Cochrane 
D. S. Stanley, F. F. Weed, T. M. Gardiner, I J 
Truman, Jr., P. F. Betts. Officers— Dr.A.S. Cook, 
president, M. F. Cochrane first vise .president, D\ 
S. Stanley, second vice-president, F. F.Weed, sec- 
retary, T. M. Gardiner, treasurer. Office, 927 
Market street (Emma Spaeckels building), Room 
316, San Fraucisco. 



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ADERA CRUDE OIL CO. 



Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1. 

Location, NEK section 2g, and NEK section 35, 
township 11, north, range 24, west, S B B and M, 
Sunset district. 

Officers and Directors: W C Tighe, president; 
Joe Bancroft, vice-president; J L Ragesdale, 
treasurer; J E Chapiu, secretary; W W W Hun- 
ter: J N Goode, W A Waddell. 

Office: Masonic Temple Building, Madera, Cal^ 



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i Oil & Development Co. I 

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£« American Oil and Development Co.,"on'Haturday, Sept. 22, it was w- 

rj>2 decided in order to begin development work at once on its prop- $} 

J^ erty in Monterey county, to offer to the public 50,000 shares of n 

£\N the treasury stock of f he company at 15 cents ;i share t- 

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«0j will be advanced to 30c. The compauv owns nearly £ 

}J\S 4000 acres of land right in the heait of the ' Monterey Oil z. 

,-ft Belt, and in buying Gieat Americanstock you buy an undivided . t 

rij interest in this entire body of laud. Incorporated under the laws ft 

*»0 of Arizona. Stock absolutelv non-assessable 

cf MOSTELLER & ALLEN, Gen'I. AgtS y, 

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ERCULES Oil CO. 



Capital $100, coo. 100,000 shares at $[.00 

Location SWJ^ of section 4, township 23 S, R 
16 E, Fresno county in the Kreyeuhagen District 
Directors -Rudolph Mohr, J no. F. Seymour. Fred 
P. Plagemanu. Leo Porkwilz, Adolph Loesbach 
Office— 39 Flood Bldg 



gQUITABLE OIL CO. 

Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5. 

Locat.on: Kern county: Southwest % of sectiot 
I, township 25 south, range 17 east M D M. 

Officers: Chas Bone, president: J H Sayre, sec- 
retary; Fugene de Sabla, M A Christeseu and R 
C Atkins. 

Office: 405 Montgomery street, room 5. 

PAMOSA OIC, & INVESTMENT COMPANY 
Incorporated August 22 1900, under the laws 
of South Dakota. Capital, $3^0.000. Nunber of 
shares, 350,000. Land, 320 acres — 160 acres in 
Kern River district, ifio acres in Sunset district. 
All stock guaranteed by the Pacific Coast Under- 
writers' Association. Officers— President, John 1* 
Albro, Sau Fraucisco, vice-president, A 1 Muuton, 
San Francisco, secretary. T A Shepard,- Oakland; 
general manager, S D Miner, Oakland, treasurer, 
Gerrnania Lotfn & Trust Company. Directors--- 
John P AJbro, A J Munton, T A " Shepard, S D 
Miner, Capt E F Whitney, Frank l)u Bois, Office 
--393 Parrott buildiup, San Francisco. 



TNTER NOS OIL & DEVELOPMENT CO 

Capital : $400,000 

joo.000 shares at $1 par value. 

Location: 410 acres in different sections of the 
McKittrick and Sunset districts in Kern couuty. 

Officers and Directors — M C N 11 nan, president; 
A M Cox, vice president; J F Harris, treasurer; M 
L Culver, secretary; CW Duffie, superintendent 
of construction; Andrew Chrislensen, Jas A Wil- 
son, Frank Serveria, C M Culver. 

Office: Rooms 39 aud 40, Crocker building, Sao 
Francisco, Cal. 

Office hours from 10a 111 I04 p m. 



INDEPENDENCE OIL CO. 

Capital $600, oo" 

600, lou shares al $1. 

Location 1 : Oil City, ou the SW& of the NE& ol 
Sec. 28, T. 1.) &., K. 15 E., Fresno county, and 
within ;i hull mile ol the famous Section 20. 

Officers; \V C Heibert, president; L L Nelson, 
vice-president; Duncan Hayue, William Craig, 
Dr J s Polls, Brewtou A llayne, secretary; Union 
rust Cpinp any, treasurer and depository, 
fi ce;: K00111 435 Parrott Building. S. F. 



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L N T OIL COMPANY, 



7 Capital stock •;;'. $500,060 

500,000 shares, par value, $1 per share. 
Location: 320 acres iu the Great Conlinga Dis- 
trict. The laud is described as the W'-i ot section 
3, township 10, soifth, range r" east, M I) B and M 
Offices, 553 Pirrott building, San Francisco, Cal' 



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RIKNTAL OIL COMPANV. 



Cr.pital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1. 

Location: SE# Sec. 26, Twp. 23 S., R. 17 E., 
Kings county, Kreyenhagen Oil District. 

Officers: LB McMurtry, president; H H Har- 
low, vice-president; EW Kay, seretary and man- 
ager 

O ffice. Room 506 Pa rott Bldg., San Francisco 
r>OINT RICHMOND OIL COMPANY. 

Incorporated August 7, igoo Capital $100,000 
Number of shares 100,000 Land in Contra Costa 
County Officers and directors — President, Henry 
B Russ, capitalist; Vice President, J C Martin, 
road foremau of engines S P R R Co. Treasurer, 
I W Taber, President Taber Photo Co, Secretary, 
Arthur Wheeler, attorney S D Woods, member 
of Congress for Second District, Stockton. A Kel- 
ler, agent S P R R Co, Alameda Point. J O Denny, 
journalist, San Francisco. Office, room 4:, fifth 
floor, Mills Building, San Francisco, Telephone, 
Main 1765. „___ 



"DETROLEUM CENTER OIu CO 

Capital $500,000 

500.000 shares at $1 .00 

Officers — William Johnson, president; H Van 
Btrgen, vice-president and treasurer, G S Clark, 
secretary. William Johnson, H Vau Bergen, S 
Richmond, M J McGarry, J W Schaffer. 

Office— Room 29, Third floor Mills, building. 

Location: Kern county. 640 acres in section 8, 
township 28 south, range 28 east. 20 acres io the 
SEK of section 28, same township and range, and 
80 acres in the Vf% of the N*4 of section 13, town- 
ship 29 south, range 28 east, and 40 acres in the 
SEJ4 of the SE& of section 24, township 28 south, 
range 27 east. Total. 780 acres. 
Los Angeles office, 30 Bryson b'ock. M J McGarry 
Agenf 



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EX CRUDE OIL COMPANY 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5 
Location, Los Angeles county. 
Officeis and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- 
dent; Wendell Easton vice-president; W S 
Armstrong, secretary; F W Sumner, E W Run- 
yon, George W Henderson, H F Bulwer, Geo. 
Easton, J L Rathboue, C S Benedict. 
Office: 638 Market street, San Francisco Cal. 



M"° NTEREY ° 11 * DEvE1 * OPM ENT CO. 

Capital $1,000,000 

1,000,000 shares at $1 each 

Location of lands: Coating! oil fields. Fresno 
county, 160 acres; Panoche oil fields, San Benito 
county, 160 acres; Mouterey county oil belt d28i 
acres 4 

Officers: Dr J L Robeits, president; J B S Malt- 
by, vice-president; J F Moore, secretary; D J 
Houghton, treasmer; Bunk of Monterey deijosi- 
tory. ' 

Office at Monterey City, Cal. 



MOUNT SHASTA OIL AND DEVELOP 
incut Company. Incorporated July 10 1900 
Capital $250,000; Number of shares, 250000. 
Lauds, 1120 acres— 650 iu Shasta couuly, 50 iu 
Colusa Couuty, 200 in Napa countv and "o iu 
Yolo county. Officers— President T'hos. A. Fiu- 
nel, vice-president S B de Silva, treasurer Ed. 
win K La. wson; secretary, Dr, F. Plymire Di- 
rectors — W A Harvey, M. D., Edwin K Lawson- 
Dr. F A Plymire. Highland F. Fiunell, D B 
P'.ynure, M. D. Office, room 44, 6 Eddy stieet. 
St. Ann's Building, Sau Francisco. Telephone 
Red, 5321. Adolphus E. Graupner, attorney for 
companv. 



OHIO OIL COMPANVOFSAN FRANCISCO 
Capital stuck 300 000— $1 each. This com- 
pany owns and controls 320 acresin the Fresno- 
San Benito district, and 800 acres in Contra Costa 
couuty. Officers and directors— B F McKinley 
president; W H Russell, vice-president C C 
Gleaves, secretary and manager; Columbian Bank- 
ing company, treasury; W E Aniamm, general 
suerintendeut; D P Kellogg; E A Gilbert A P 
Shepard, directors. Office— 606 Hearst (Examiner) 
building, San Francisco. 



SECTION SIX OIL COMPANY. Incorporated 
under the laws of Arizona (non-assessable). 
Capital, $300,000. Number of shares, 300,000, 
Land, 730 acres in Poso creek and Kettleman dis- 
tricts, Kern county. Officers and. Directors— H 
Lacy, president, San Francisco; W H Shafer, C E. 
first vice-president, Sehna; Tyree A Bell, second 
vice-president, Fresno; Ambrose Harris, secre- 
tary, San Fraucisco; W T Baggett and H L Gear, 
attorneys, San Francisco. M Boehrn, W H East- 
man, D G Dexter. Dr J E de S Bettencourt, Sau 
Francisco, Gerrnania Trust Company, treasurer, 
Hon C H Acres, Arizona representative. Offices, 
6n, 612, 613 Hearst building. San Frcncisco. 



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AN ARDO CONSOLIDATED OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location: Sau Ardo district, Monterey county 
320 acres, towships 22 S., range 9 E., and 22 S. 
range 10 E. 

Officers and Directors— President, G. W. Fletch- 
er, vice-pre>ideut, J. S. Foulds, treasurer, B. A. 
Woithiugtou. H. J. Small, E- E. Wade, A. W. 
Colver, E. C. Newell. 

Office— Room 9, second floor, Mills buildlug, Sau 
Francisco. 



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AN JOSE PETROLEUM CO. OF PANOCHE 

Capital $500,000 

500,000 shares, par vaiue. $1. 

Location: Panoche District, San Benito county. 
California, 640 acres east half section 12, township 
15 south, range 11 east; west half section 7, town 
ship 15 south, range 10, east. 

Officers and Directors— H W Coukliug.presi- 
de r '*- Allen Brant, vice-president; D A Porter, 
seci^.jry; C A Both well, treasurer; JC Conkling 
S H Langford, J C Griffith and C H Field. 

Brant and Brown, attorneys. 

Office : Room 1, 85 S First st., Sau Jose, Cal. 



COLANO OIL AND DEVELOPMENT CO. 

Incorporated under the laws of the state of Ari- 
zona, October 3, 1900. 

Capital stock, 200,000 shares, valued at $1 per 
share, or $200,000. 

Location: 1200 acresin Solano county. Califor- 
nia, three miles from Vallejo aud within two 
miles of San Francisco Bay. 

Officers: I. Freeman, president; Max Kahu, 
vice-president; M. M. Kahu, secretary, Hugo D. 
Newhouse, attorney. 

Depository: First National Bank of Sau Fran- 
cisco. 

Safe Deposit Vaults, Union Trust company, Sau 
Fraucisco, Cal. 

Directors. E. Pauder, M. M. Kahu, Max Kahu, 
W. D. Newhouse, B. Heymau, Arizona Repre- 
sentative, I Freeman. Office, 13:7 and, 1329 Mar- 
ket street, San Francisco. 



SALINAS OIL COMPANY. Incorporated Oc- 
tober 9, 1900. Capital, $r, 000,000. Numberof 
shares, 1,000,000. Land, 2000 acres in Monterey 
county. Officers and Directors— President, W N 
McCarthy, Sau Francisco; vice-president, J J 
Gunu, Independence; treasurei, WN McCarthy; 
secretary, J B Olsen, San Francisco; attorney, 
Hon Eugene F Bert, San Francisco. Office- 
Room 584 Parrott Building, San Francisco. 



SUPERIOR OIL COMPANY. 

Capiial stock, 500,000 shares, par value $1 each, 

5960 acres of land in the Sauset and McKittrick 
district. 

Two Standard rigs operating at present time. 

Treasury stock at 18 ceuts. 

Officers and Directors— R S Aston, president; J 
W Dixon, vice-president; J W Crosland, secretary 
and treasurer, Win. M Landess, W W Kelly and 
W G Wallace. Attorney, C C Cowgill. Office, No. 
17 Galtes block Bakersfield. Cal. 

rpHKEE STATES OIL CO. Limited, 

Capital $1 ,000,000 

1,000,000 shares at $1. 

Location: 2jo acres in McKittrick and Suusel 
Districts, Kern county. 

Officers: Hon John H Shtue, presideut; W P. 
Thomas, 1st vice-president; T A Bell, 2d vice- 
pi esident; Ambrose Harris, secretary; E S Tutt, 
Hon E P Colgan, I N Pattison, M F Lew. 

Office— 612 Examiner Building. 



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S. OIL AND MINING CO. 



Capital $300,000. 

Par value, $1 per share. 

Location; 320 acres iu Kern River District. 160 
acres in section 27. 11-21 Sunset district, near Blod- 
gett & Jewett wells, no acres on fractiou 26, 12-24, 
near Monarch, adjoiniug Jewett, Blodgelt & Beal 
gusher. L- M. Underwood, presideut, F Ketelhut 
secretary. 

Office— 211 19th street, Bakersfield, Cal. 



X Capital Muck $ty>,ooo dtvl 

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dttrfct. Offiorra— Hot* John V 

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•ccrctary: DO OvtrraD, wipertnteodciii, l*aal v 
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Y'OOKNCRUDK OIL CO 

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1 00.000 aharca at I 
Location, Loa Angrle * oo 
Officer* and director* Hcnrv ? v 

1 dent; Wendell Bastoo. trkr 
ttroog. accretanr; J L Rathbonp. K W Run 
too, C S Benedict. Geo Kutaa. J no P Mr 
W Sumner *n ! -raoo. 

Office 63S Market <trret San Kranciaco 

WILD GOOSB OIL CO. 

Capital 

100,000 *harr - 
Location: (bo acres in HumlcMt ( 
Officer*: CUu* KlDCgCl 

vice-m- . Ddea, K L l*ow, s m 

1. F Swain, secretary. 

Office: 3>7 Pine street. Son Franciao, Cal. 
Telephone— Main 671 



OCCIDENTAL OIL CO. 
OF WEST VIRGINIA 

Capital stock 600,000 shares par value. Jt.oo. 

Officers: Wm. Crites, president- F M. Graham 
rice-president; J. B. BaU. treasurer; C. i 
stone, secretary; T. L, Moran, mannger; Kein 
Valley Rank. Cal Deposltorv. 
■ M. R. Goldberg, 483 Ninth street Oaklnud, Cal. 

OCCIDENTAL OIL COMPANR 
OF WEST VIRGINIA. 

Capitpl stock. 600,000 shares par value, $1.00 

Officers— Wm. Critcs. president; F M. Graham, 
vice-president; J, B. Batz, treasurer; C. K. Hail 
stone, secretary; T. L. Moran. manager; Kern 
Valley Bank. Cal., depository*. 

Mostellar & Allen, San Francisco Agents, 346 
Parrott Bldg. Telephone, Jessie 16S3, 



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Delation was organized, 
primarily, lor the- purpose of dev- 
ising a method «rhereby the Krc.it 

industry of hydraulic mining 
could be resumed without injury 
to the agricultural and other in- 
terests; and. whereas, since that 
time the mining interest has 
broadened by the development of 
the copper and petroleum mining 
industries to such an extent that 
it covers practically the whole 
State; and, whereas, we recognize 
in the California Petroleum 
Miner's Association an ally of great 
importance in the development of 
the mineral industries' of the 
State; therefore, be it 

Resolved. That we welcome 
into the fullest fellowship our fel- 
low miners who are doing so much 
to develop the petroleum mining 
tndustry of the State, and -pledge 
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and support in every measure in 
which we may be of service to 
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The above given preamble and 
resolution, being the opening two 
paragraphs of the report of the 
committee on resolutions of the 
ninth annual state convention ol 
the California Miners' Association 
held in San Francisco on the 19- 
2is v . inst., express broadly the 
essence of a great work accom- 
plished for the oil industry of the 
state by the California Petroleum 
Miners' Association. 

The California Miners' Associa- 
tion had included the said organ- 
ization of oil men in its invitations 
to participation in the convention 
The California Petroleum Miners' 
Association promptly and cordially 
accepted the invitation, appointed 
a strong delegation and adopted a 
series of resolutions expressing 
first, the special legislative wants 
of the petroleum industry and, 
second, the readiness of the oil 
men to cooperate with all other 
branches of the mining industry 
in all measures of common general 
benefit. The oil men went into 
the big convention with this spirit 
of full fellowship and reciprocal 
helpfulness and the response met 
with was unexpectedly cordial and 
complete. 

The net result is the amalgama- 
tion of the petroleum and other min- 
ing interests of the state in the se- 
curing of needed legislation. The 
cause of the oil miner now has 
completely behind it the powerful 
California Miners' Association di- 
rectly representing 10,000 reg- 
istered members and representing 
the consolidated influence and 
prestige of the whole California 
mining industry. This is a tre- 
mendous gain for the oil industry. 

The California Miner's Associa- 
tion has also gained largely by 
the addition of the oil men to its 
ranks and by this large re-inforce- 
ment to its scope and influence, 



for the < il men will undoubtedly 
maintain the letter and spiri 
the declarations of fellowship and 

industrial patriotism made at the 

convention and will loyally stand 
with the California Miner's 

elation in all measures calculated 

to aid the mining industry as a 
whole or any branch of it. 

The action of the oil mem was 
an inspiration to the convention 
from the start. In his welcoming 
address on the opening of the pro- 
ceedings, Mayor James I). 1'helan 
spoke at length on the greatness 
and promise of the oil industry, 
expressing recognition of its 
tremendous significance to the j 



Petro- 

lcuin ' ,,u being 

:•■(! by tin 

mitle 'in 

The ed by the 

preamble and resolution lure: 
To the resolution of tl 
P M A declaring the Import 

of the RCTip problem then 
added the following 

"We distinctly favor thi 

position that where a contest takes 

place bet 1 tipper and a 

miner in an> departnenl of the 
United States Land Office the 
burden (if proof shall be placed 
upon the s ripper and not on the 
miner." 

For the last sentence in the 
resolution in favor of the proposed 
oil location law there was substi- 
tuted the follow ingstrong endorse- 
ment: "And that we heartily 
recommend the passage of the 
proposed act of Congress recom- 
mended by the executive com- 
mittee of the California Petro- 



uragetnent and protection to 
all legitimate mining interests and 
pled 

inner any and all 
legislation, state or national, which 

Iculated to remedy existing 
wrongs. We recognize the gross 
injustice of permitting that 
of land pirates, which by claiming 
laud to be suited tor agricultural 
purposes that is manifestly and 
Qtially unfit tor any uses 

I't mining, to attempt to wrest 
from purchasers of state landstheir 

oized equitable rights, and 
through perjury and distorted 
interpretation of tne land laws of 

Mate, to place serious obsta- 
cles in the way of large invest- 
ments of money and important oil 

nts." 

The convention had a number 
of important matters before it, a 
detailed report of which is not 'at- 
tempted here. A lengthy report 
of the committee on mineral lands 
was read by Chairman John M. 




Oil Seepage, Sunset District. 



Photo, by Aston 



manufacturing future and general 
prosperity of California. 

In his annual address president 
W. C. Ralston briefly gave cordial 
welcome to the oil men and inci- 
dentally enforced the truth that 
they needed the gold miners too. 
" You oil men can't take a barrel 
of oil in your pocket and go out 
and see the town. You need 
twenty-dollar pieces," he remarked. 

Following a brief address by 
L- P. Crane, president of the Cal- 
ifornia Petroleum Miner's Associa- 
tion, at an appropriate time in the 
proceedings, the resolutions which 
bad been adopted by the execut- 
ive committee of that association 
and which appear in full on the 
following pageof this paper, were 
read, amid frequent applause, and 
referred to the committee on reso- 
lutions. This committee's report 
on Wednesday, which summed up 
the demands and policies declared 
by the convention, contained fif- 
teen resolutions and of these seven 
were devoted especially to the oil 
n dustry, five of the resolutions 



Miners' Association, and by the 
Petroleum Miners' Association, 
being Senate bill 3226, now pend- 
ing before Congress, and earnestly 
urge our senators and representa- 
tives in Congress to use all honor- 
able means to secure the passage 
thereof. 

The resolution relating to the 
protection of oil fields from water 
wells was adopted as submitted, 
as were the ones demanding a 
cabinet department of mines and 
thanking the Commissioner of the 
General Land Office for his action 
in withdrawing certain lands from 
agricultural entry. The resolu- 
tion of the C. P. M. A. requesting 
co-opeiaiion in securing State 
legislation was adopted by the 
committee with the substituted 
preface "That we heartiiy favor: 
State legislation relative to the 
needs of the petroleum industry." 

The committee on resolutions, 
added the following: 

"Resolved, That we deem it the 1 
duty of this 'convention to place j 
itself on record in favor of liberal 



Wright, dealing at length with the 
mineral lands bill, in which the 
oil miners are interested and with 
the scrip problem. The latter por- 
tion of the report is giveh else- 
where. A resolution strongly sup- 
ported this long-standing issue. 
The important oil features of the 
convention are reported in detail 
on following pages. 



New Oil Cars. 



The new 13,000-gallon oil cars 
which the Southern Pacific are to 
build are to be of the following 
dimensions: Extreme length of 
tank, thirty-eight feet; length of 
floor frame, forty feet; length 
over drawheads, forty-three feet 
and three and one-half inches; 
length over pulling faces of coup- 
lers, forty-two feet and nine and 
one-quarter inches; height from 
rail to top of dome cover eleven 
feet and nine and one-quarter 
inches; extreme height from rail 
to top of hand rail, thirteen feet 
and three inches. 



PACIFIC OIL, REPORTER! 



OIL FEATURES OF THE CONVENTION. 

What the California Miners's Association Heard About 
the Condition and Needs of the P troleum Industry. 



The legislative needs of the oil 
industry and the attitude, of the 
oil miners toward the great min- 
ing industry to which they belong 
was zxpressed in the following 
resolutions reported to the con- 
vention from the California Pe- 
troleum Miners' Association and 
read by W. B. Winn, secretary of 
the delegation: 

Whereas, The ninth annual 
convention of the California 
Miners' Association, representing 
the whole mining industry of Cali- 
fornia, will soon convene to con- 
sider matters of general impor- 
tance to the industry, and, 

Whereas, The said California 
Miners' Association has ex- 
tended to the California Petro- 
leum Miners' Association a cor- 
dial invitation to accept fellow- 
ship in this convention by repre- 
senting therein the oil industry ol 
this state, which invitation has 
been as cordially accepted, there- 
fore be it. 

RESOLVED, That the California 
Petroleum Miners' Association 
hereby expresses its deep gratifi- 
cation at this initial effort at co- 



operation between the petroleum 
industry and the other branches of 
the great mining industry of the 
state, recognizing the many com- 
mon needs and interests which 
exist and the value of unity of 
action where the general interests 
of the industry are concerned. 

Resolved, That in the problem 
of remedying the criminal abuse 
of the land and mining laws of the 
nation by the wholesale attempts 
to secure as agricultural land by 
the use of so-called scrip and 
otherwise, great tracts of the pub- 
lic domain that are unquestionably 
mineral in character and which 
are recognized as mineral by the 
people who seek to secure them 
as such by subterfuge, legal tech- 
nicalities and outright perjury, 
the petroleum industry faces the 
matter of most seiious present 
concern to it in its relation to the 
Federal laws and their administra- 
tion. We believe that this prob- 
lem is peculiarly one in which the 
whole mining industry of the state 
is interested together with the pe- 
troleum miners, and we confi- 
dently ask the reciprocal aid of 
the California Miners' Association 
in our endeavors to protect the 



heritage of the miner in the pub- 
lic domain in accordance with the 
letter and spirit of the beneficent 
laws which were intended by Con- 
gress to sacredly preserve the vast 
mineral resources of the public 
domain to the mining industry 
that their development might be 
encouraged and fostered. 

Resolved, That one of the 
most important and feasible reme- 
dies for the said abuses of the 
rights of the oil miner on the pub- 
lic domain, would be found in the 
law unsuccessfully proposed to 
Congress during its last session, by 
which the location of petroleum 
placer claims was sought to be so 
regulated as to secure to the 
miner an opportunity to make 
a technical " discovery" of mineral 
substances as a precedent to loca- 
tion, in accordance with law. A 
measure of this nature is demanded 
by the peculiar conditions of the 
petroleum industry, would be but 
a measure of simple justice neces- 
sary to give effect to the spirit and 
intent of the mining law, would 
be but a wise adaptation to the 
oil industry of the tunnel site law, 
and would work no injury or 
inconvenience to any legitimate 
interest. We urge this measure 
on the renewed attention of the 
California Miners' Association as 
one worthy of its careful considera- 
tion and energetic support, re- 
membering with deep apprecia- 
tion the vigorous and generous 
action of the executive committee 
of the said Association in its be- 
half in the past. 

Resolved, That in the opinion 



of this body the geological con- 
ditions attending oil mining and 
the multiplication of wells which 
penetrate water-yielding strata 
and release their stores of water, 
make wise and timely an investi- 
gation of the alleged injuries done 
to oil wells and oil fields by the 
flooding of porous oil-yielding 
strata from such induced flows of 
water. We note the fact that the 
laws of certain Eastern states 
recognize the injury to the oil 
interests caused in this way and 
require the casing of water-yield- 
ing wells in oil regions and the 
effective plugging of abandoned 
wells. 

Resolved, That the committee 
on legislation of the California 
Miners' Association be requested 
to include in the matters of propos- 
ed state legislation to which it will 
give early attention, the needs of 
the petioleum industry, and it is 
suggested that one important mat- 
ter is that of the regulation of 
mining rights on lands controlled 
by the state, including tide lands, 
the bed of the ocean to the tbree- 
mile-limit and the beds of streams, 
all mining operations in such 
ground being now conducted by 
the simple suffrance of the state 
and the only mining rights obtain- 
able being those based on possess- 
ion. 

Revolved, That in the judg- 
ment of this Association the min- 
ing industry of this country, with 
its output of raw material exceed- 
ing a billion dollars in annual 
value, its tremendous significance 
to the industrial prosperity of the 
nation and its still more splendid 



THE SOVEREIGN 




Will Receive Orders 

for a Limited Amount 

of its Treasury stock at 

50 Cts. 
A share 



The Sovereign is under the same management 
as the Sterling Oil and Development Company. It 
property is proven oil land in the Kern River O il dis- 
trict, and drilling will commence at once. Four der. 
ricks have been erected and two Standard drilling 
rigs are now being put into position for the drilling of 
wells, the first of which will be within ioo feet of the 
producing wells of the Peerless Oil Company, and 
south of those of the Sterling Oil and Development 
Company. 

Orders for this treasury stock will be filled in 
rotation of the receipt of orders, the company reserving 
the right to cancel this offer without nocice. Maps of 
Kern River Oil District and Prospectus of the Sover- 
eign Oil Company are free for the asking. 

SOVEREIGN OIL, COMPANY, 

35-36 Crocker Building, San Francisco, Cal. 
'Phone, Red 1751. 



Well Nos. 1 and 2 3$ 
Are I 

Now QO 




PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



promise for the future, warrants 
and demands the governmental 
protection and assistance that can 
be adequately extended only 
through a cabinet department of 
the executive branch of the gov- 
ernment. We therefore heartily 
endorse the now national demand 
for a cabinet department of mines, 
first promulgated in past years by 
the California Miners' Associatian. 

RBSOLVKD, That in view of the 
fact that so vast an acreage of the 
now recognized oil territory of the 
state has passed into the possession 
of railroad corporations as agricul- 
tural land included in the railroad 
land gtants, and the further fact 
that a large acreage of probable 
mineral oil lands is included in the 
remaining unpatented lands within 
railroad land grants in this state, 
we recognize the interest of the 
oil industry in the Mineral Lands 
Bill, now pending in Congress, 
which contemplates a segregation 
of mineral and agricultural lands 
in such grants in this state, and we 
do hereby endorse and sustain the 
efforts of the California Miners' 
Association to secure the enact- 
ment of the said law. 

Resolved, That in view of the 
fact that the rapidly expanding 
petroleum industry of this and 
some other western states finds 
itself frequently planted upon the 
public domain and so controlled by 
the mining laws of the land, the 
said industry shares in a consider- 
able degree the general concern o 
the mining industry in the Federa' 



which the oil industry of the state dually. We pledge the loyal n 



Mining Laws. Hence we join in reau for the attention and the and appreciates the recognition it 
the long-standing demand of the large and valuable service of has given to the petroleum 
western mining world for such a - 

-ion of the Federal Min- 
ing I adapt 
them to the needs of the miners. 

Rl That we recognize 

the inestimable - I the 

I'nited States Geological Son 
the mining industry in the fields of 
geology, mineralogy, topography, 
hydrography, stn: ncral 



has been the recipient. 

• n the p., .u.n We 

urge continued liberal ippn 
tions for the support of the bureau. 
I'hat the California 
Petroleum Miners 
recognises the manifold bei 
which the mining industry of the 
state in general has receive! 



reciprocal support of the Calif) 

leum Miners' Associa- 
11 measures of general 

benefit to the mining industry of 

the state. 

PHI hank's address. 

In addressing the convention 



years of its prosperous existence. The pioneer typifies American 



industrial .ml parti- result of the enterprising ami nub 

its valuable aid to the lie spirited labors of the Califor- 
petroleum industry. We recom- nin Miners' Association during the s P o1 "-' « s follows: 
mend that special efforts be made 
by this aud all organized mining 
interests and by our representa- 
tives in Congress to secure in- 
creased appropriations for the sup- 
port of this important work that 
the rapidly growing mining in- 
dustry may have its expanding 
needs more adequately served. 

RbSOLVBD, That this Association 
again express its deep satisfaction 
at the justice of the policy and 
action of the Commissioner of the 
General Land Office, Hon. Binger 
Hermann, in his suspension from 
agricultural entry ot a large area 
of probable oil lands in this state 



briefly, President l,. P. Crane, of 
the California Miners' Association 



Before Investing In Oil Stocks 

Find a Company with small capitalization whose lands lie in a 
thoroughly proven oil field. 

The Pacific Coast Oil and 

Development Co. 



Prospectus, Maps and full information supplied 
at our office on application. 

Of 



Office, 209 Hearst Building, San Francisco 

pending an impartial investigation , . _ 

of their mineral or non-mineral , Is such a C °»'P a »>' 

character, thereby preserving to 

the oil miners the mining rights wm receive orders for a limited amount 

which are theirs by both the letter "iniivu aiuuuui 

and the spirit of the laws Treasury Stock at 50 cents a shape, 

Resolved, That from the Petro ™ 

leum Miners of this state is due an ' But reserve the right to cancel this offer without notice, 
expression ot appreciation and 

Pacific Coast Oil & Development Co # 



giatitude to the State Mining Bu- 



A Guaranteed Proposition. 



THE FAMOSA OIL 
AND INVESTMENT CO, 



1 



Offers to Investors and Absolutely 
Safe Investment. 



The Fatnosa Oil and Investment 
company offers to investors an ab- 
solutely safe investment. Stock 
holders get back dollar for dollar 
in the event of failure to get oil. 
The system is both safe and cer- 
tain. It is both an investment 
and speculation that appeals to 
all classes. 

To the workingman it may 
mean a home and competency; to 
o th e professional man a residence 
on the sunny side of Easy street; 
to the business man more luxuries, 
and to the capitalist more money 
to treasure away. 



The Famosa is capital 
ized for $350,000 Par 
value, $I.O0 and is under- 
written and guaranteed by the 
Continental Building and Loan 
Association of San Francisco, with 
a capital of $1,700,000. 

Incorporated under the laws of 
South Dakota, stock fully paid 
and non-assessable. Par value 
$1.00 per share guaranteed. 

OFFICERS 
Jno. P. Albro - President 

A. J. Munton - Vice-President 
T. A. Sheppard - - Secretary 
S. D. Miner - General Manager. 



The organizers of the Famosa 
Oil and Investment company have 
agreed among themselves for the 
protection of the purchasers of 
stock that none but treasury stock 
will be sold until said company 
has producing wells, and all money 
received from the sale of oil to be 
paid out in dividends to the stock- 
holders and not for the use of 
other developments. 

We have a limited number of 
shares left and cordially invite 
the public to join us in the enter- 
prise. 

We have arranged to bore our 



first well and will commence 
operations as soon as material is 
on the ground. Our magnificent 
properties in the Sunset, McKit 
trick and Kern River districts are 
surrounded by producing wells 
and we are sure to get oil. 

Call at our office for prospectus 
or information. Correspondence 
solicited. 



..•• 



Office, Room 393 Parrott Building, = San Francisco. 

Branch Office, 1330 E Street, San Die£o, Cal. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



character. The pioneer miner laid 
the" foundation for California s 
civilization. The. pioneer who 
took his pick, his pack and his 
rifle made a trail across the desert 
over which a million of people 
later found their way to the Pacific 
Coast I love the miner for his 
daring spirit. The miner is a 
builder. The miner has taken 
from the rock and the river bed 
that which has enriched the world 
and the miner has never stopped 
with that very thing. 

Today the oil miner finds him- 
self face to face with a new in- 
dustry on the Pacific Slope, the 
mining of crude petroleum, which 
in its application to commerce will 
revolutionize commercial methods. 
Crude petroleum in its cheapness 
lays the foundation for numerous 
factory interests in this state and 
adioining states, which will com- 
pete with the Eastern productions. 
A new era has dawned upon 
the Western Slope of this nation, 
and with the aid of crude petro- 
leum, for making steam, with the 
new territories taken under the 
wings of our government, over 
which the American flag has been 
raised, which so long as the pride 
of this nation keeps its present 
trend no foreign arm dare touch, 
which will result in increasing our 
wealth and our population. Un- 
der present conditions California 
offers to civilization all and much 
more than any other part of the 
civilized world can offer today. 

Crude petroleum has recently 
made steam which has propelled a 
steamer ten thousand miles. Is 
there anyone in this audience who 
can measure its usefulness as ap- 
plied to the steam merchant marine 
of the Pacific Coast. But around 
the mining industry must be 
thrown a law of equity and justice 
before the millions of capital, 
which is looking for investment 
here, will be thrown in this direc- 
tion.' These are matters vital to 
the future of California. 

The California Petroleum 
Miners' Assoctation took in hand, 
to some extent, the audacious 
Scripper and did its part to 
acquaint the government with the 
true conditions now existing. The 
result you all know. So far the 
work has been well done. Such 
legal talent as that of Wright, 
Bake*, Chapman, Short and Trask 
cannot receive too much praise. 
All I can say is that the mining 
interests of whatever nature are 
one. We are a brotherhood and I 
hope the spirit of fraternity will 
never cease. Let us be men and 
do our work well. Thanking you 
for your kind attention I will give 
way to those who can better inter- 
est you. 

■REMEDIES FOR SCRIPPING. 

The report of the committee on 
mineral lands, presented by its 
chairman, John M. Wright, dealt 
extensively with the status of the 
mineral lands bill pending in 
Congress and then discussed the 
scrip controversy as follows: 

Since the last annual session of this 
Association, the petroleum mining indus- 
try has grown to vast proportions in this 
State. In locating their lands, the petro- 
leum miners have been confronted with 
a peculiar difficulty, arising from the fact 
that in most cases the surface of petro- 
leum lands discloses nothing of the 
values beneath, while the mining law 
e quires a discovery before the making of 
a legal location. Taking advantage of 
this situation numerous owners of what 
is called "Forest Reserve Scrip," have 
attempted to "select" petroleum lands 
under the Forest Lieu Land Laws. 

Under this law a " selection " must be 
made upon unappropriated agricultur 



lands. As in the case of lands patented 
within the limits of the railroad grants, 
these lieu land " selections " secure the 
fee, that is. ownership from the surface 
of the earth to its center. The result 
being the same in practical effect as in 
the case of a patent to petroleum lands 
based upon a mineral location, it has fre- 
quently been questioned whether it is not 
as well to allow the so-called " scripper " 
to obtain his patent as to allow the oil 
locator to obtain his patent. But the dif- 
ference is as the difference between mine 
and thine. 

If the "scripper " would in all instances 
make his " selections" on unappropriated 
lands where the presence of mineral was 
not apparent, no one would question his 
right to a patent nor would any question 
be raised as to his right to the minerals 
afterwards discovered within the limits of 
his property. In very many instances, 
however, the scripper has not been con- 
tent to do .this; he has " selected " lands 
within the well known limits of petro- 
leum oil fields, lands known by him, if 
the human mind can reason, to contain 
vast quantities of oil; and not only so but 
he has frequently "selected" lands on 
which valuable improvements in the way 
of derricks, drilling rigs and wells had 
already been constructed. Some of these 
lands sn "selected" are lands where 
single wells produce as much as 300 
barrels of oilperday. 

The Chairman of this Committee 
believes that the " scripper," in common 
with other men, should receive the just 
measure of his rights under the law. 
As pointed out, he can select at will un- 
appropriated agricultural lauds and no 
one shall say him nay; but when he 
undertakes to "select" the valuable 
property of others, then, in the opinion 
of the Chairman of this Committee, 
there ought to be a law meteing out to 
him that same justice administered to 
Claude Duval and Dick Turpin, who 
with equal right "selected" the purses 
of the lonely travelers they met upon 
the high road. 

For the purpose of preparing a bill 
allowing fair and reasonable privileges of 
location to the oil miner, your Committee 
was called together in meeting early in 
the present year. At this meeting, by 
invitation there was a large attendance of. 
representative oil miners from all parts 
of the State, and as the result of the 
deliberations of the Committee and its 
visitors, who were accorded equal privil- 
eges with its members, a bill was drafted 
which received the unanimous support of 
the meeting and afterwards of all the 
organizations representing the oil indus- 
try in the State. Later this bill was 
forwarded to Washington, where it was 
introduced in the Senate by Senator Per- 
kins and where it received the hearty 
approval of the Land Department of the 
Government. 

Your committee are informed, how- 
ever, that at a later date, certain persons 
claiming to represent the oil industry of 
the state, but without representing, so far 
as your committee are informed, any or- 
ganization of miners or oil men, and 
without the knowledge of any committee 
of this Association, assumed to assent to 
a series of amendments provided by the 
enemies of the bill, the legal representa- 
tives of the so-called "scrippers." These 
amendments proved objectionable to the 
officers of the Land Department and 
made the passage of the bill impossible, 
the Commissioner of the Land Office and 
the Secretary of the Interior promptly 
withdrawing their approval. 

The bill itself, a copy of which is an- 
nexed to this report, provides merely for 
the allowance to oil miners of privileges 
similar to those granted to tunnel site lo- 
catorsunder the quartz mining law 7 ; and 
in the opinion of your committee, if this 
bill had been properly passed, by the 
present time the respective rights of the 
lieu land scrippers on the one side and 
the oil mine locators on the other, would 
have been clearly defined and well un- 
derstood. 

To prevent the absorption of the oil 
lands by the "scrippers," the commis- 
sioner of the land office has suspended 
within certain districts in this state, the 
operation of the Umted States laws pro- 
viding for the disposition of the public 
lands. Pending this suspension, the oil 
miners are permitted to sink their wells 
and test the question whether oil lies be- 
neath the surface of their chosen lands. 
The courts, too, have taken the same 
view as the commissioner and have re- 
fused to allow Forest Reserve selections 
where there is good reason to believe that 
oil exists under the surface. 

Manifestly, however, some radical step 
should be taken to settle this question 
permanently as far as that may be pos- 
sible and your committee are of the opin- 
ion that the bill prepared by your com- 
mittee will furnish the quickest and most 
satisfactory relief. Without it, long con- 
tinued litigation involving vast interests 
is certain, property rights will be tied up, 



H. S. Field, President. ■_■•.-. 

J. C. Pascpe Vice President 
R. R. Haskell, Treasurer 

P. H. Reynolds, Secretary 



The Esmeralda«!# 

Oil and Development Co. 

Capital stock 100,000 shares 
Par value $t.oo 

The company is now drilling its 
first well and has only a limited 
number of shares of Treasury stock 
for sale at $1 per share. 



UNDEVELOPED OIL LANDS 

<^?ShouJd be Protected 

©By Scrip Locations.® 



U.S. Scrip and warrants for surveyed ' 
and unsurveyed lands for sale and guar- 
anteed by 

F. A. HYDE, 

*15 Moridomery s 

SAN KRAXCISro 



A. KINGSBURY, - Gen'l Agent, 

Room 565 Parrott Building 
Telephone, Folscrn 881 



15,000 Acres 

CHOICE OIL LANDS 



Cantua and Coalinga districts 
Fresno county. 

$3 to 10 per acre 



400,000 Shares of Oil Stock 

FOR SALE 

Monarch, Lion, Occi= 
dental, Salinas Oil and 
Development Co., Etc. 



Address- 



S. S. SIMON, Original Owner, 

573-574 Parrott Building 
Telephone, South 757. 

Oil Lands given for development pur 
poses or for forming companies. 



Add-iess W. A. DESBOROUGH 

990 Geary St., San Francisco. 
At Oil Exchange n to 3 p. m. 



CALIFORNIA PETROLEUM MINERS' 
ASSOCIATION. 

Incorporated May 28, 1900. 



LET US FIGURE 



Estimates Furnished on 

Building Rigs.Derricks & Camp Houses 
COMPL6TB 

In any Districts of Kern County. 



R. W. ELSOM & CO., 1910 Chester Av 
BAKERSFIELD, CAL 



OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 

L. Perry Crane president 

O.A. Lane 1st vice-president 

J. C. Kirkpatrick. . .2nd vice-pres. 

E. D. Berri 3d vice-president 

Dr. C. T. Deane treasurer 

W, B. Simmons secretary 

Prof. E. B. Heald, G. H. Jones, 
W. B. Winn, Gen. J. M. Gleaves 
and B. Marks. 

The object of this Association i^ 
to promote the interests of the 
oil industry of California and to 
furnish a bureau of information. 
It is establishing Eastern agentss 
consisting of reputable banker- 
and brokers in all the large East, 
ern cities, who shall represent oil 
companies who are members of 
this Association in the sale of 
their stock. 

It is admitting to membership 
only those companies whose affairs 
can pass the rigid examination 
which is compelled by the Asso- 
ciation. This examination is made 
by the attorneys of the law de- 
partment, Hon. G. W. Baker and 
Edward H. Stearns, and by the 
membership committee of the 
board of directors. 

Applications for membership 
can be obtained together with the 
necessary blanks by applying 
either in person or by letter to 
the president or secretary of the 
Association at its office, room 33, 
2d floor, Mills building, San 
Francisco. 

Eastern and Foreign corres- 
pondents. 



A Zellerbach I. C. Zellerbach. A. Zellerbach 

A. ZELLERBACH & SONS 

THE PAPER HOUSE. 

41O, 418 120, 422, 424, 426 
Sansome St., San Francisco. 

Paper and Paper Bags, Twine 
and Supplies ct' every description 
ncide ntal to t] e trade. 



We a rry the largest stock. Our prices are 
Equitable. 

Tel. ain. 1133. 



Thomas Price & Son 

Analytical and Coiisu'.ting Cbmi.-ts 

526 Sacramento street, San Francisco 



Secretaries Of Oil Companies 

In Kern River Valley District 
are respectfully requested to send 
a copy of their prospectus to 
J. S. EWEN, 

10 California St., San Francisco 
Room 1. 



WANTED 

A position by an Oil Well 
Driller by one who has had ex- 
perience in sandstone formation. 
Apply to Jas. A. Jacobs, 

1935 Mission Street, 

San Francisco. 



PACI FIC OIL RKPORTKR 



"L^ZK^r&r 1 " d 8- iD « ««. -HIM. A. the d... ., .bich , 
Wc recommend Jtronglj that ear, i.e. 



committee on mineral Inmls be m- 
nlntion of this Association 
ward the passage of said bill " l , 

means witbn 

No other i importance have 

been instrn. ■ aiittce dar- 

ing the AMOCiatioo -car now closing. 
Respectfully submitted. 

Ciias. G. Vm.i:. B.S RECTOR, "P 11 * 

ii i: Pickett, Hark, it K>:» 
John M Wright, Chairman. 



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WATTS ON THK INIK STKV. 



[ capital expended in th \tract- 

. lling the oil, bl th. 
r that port; 
leum which is export! 

".t». and b) the valu« 
which is consumed 
During the proceed. ties a paper The part consumed in tins 

was read t>y Prof. \V. I, Watts lutcs ,nc l,ulk "' onr P-*n»k«« output; 

sc.l . hieflt .1- fin- 1. thin I -I fw-ting 
one of the leading factors hi our 
mercJal economy. 



State IXxpert with the Mining 
Bureau, reviewing the general 
conditions of the industry in Cal 
ifornia. The following is a full 
report: 

As most of the oil-miners present are 
aware, I have for some time past, to- 
gether with my other duties, ln-cn en- 
gaged in making investigations and pre- 
paring a reporton the petroleum industry 
of this state, to the end that there may be 
a definite state record, showing the value 
of th s important industry, so that our 
legislators and ot Hers may be able to con- 
trast its present status with the status as 
shown by previous reports, and that the 
main historical, geological and statistical 
facts connected therewith may be made 
accessible to the public. 

The records obtained show that the 
production of petroleum in California has 
increased from about 12,000 barrels in 
1876, to nearly two and a half million bar- 
rels in 1899, and the production for 1900 
will be much larger. 

The rate of increase during the three 
years ending 1899 was, in round figures: 
1897, 1,900,000; 1898, 2,200,000: 1899, 2,- 
400,000. 



When I made my report on petroleum 
in 1896, there were about 550 producing , , 
wells; and about too prospect wells had discovered, and these remarks apply to 



■ly all the "il field! -ahich.il this 
writing contribute to the petroleum out- 
put of California, are situated below the 
17th township line s-aitli "I Mt. Diablo; 
this line is a little north of the latitude 
of Vlralla. The productive oil fields in 
the portion of the state referred 1 
distributed as follows: In the foothills of 
the .-icrras near the eastern extremity of 
the San Joaquin vnllc\ ; on the eastern 
slope of one of the Coast Ranges which 
forms the western boundary Of the San 
Joaquin valley, and in other portions of 
the Coast Ranges which traverse Santa 
Barbara, Ventura and Orange counties. 
It must not be supposed that the oil- 
yielding formations: are confined to the | 
localities enumerated, for they constitute 
a large portion of the mountains com- 
posing the Coast Range system. More- 
over, in many places, they form the bed- ! 
rock beneath the alluvium of the valley J 
land . It does not necessarily follow that 
wherever these oil-yielding formations 
are lound they contain oil in valuable 
quantities any more than the coal- 
measures always contain valuable beds 
of coal, but it is a reasonable conclusion 
that there are in California numerous 
areas through which these format on> ' 
extend, wherein new oil fields will be ' 



ulniit 

:• mid in the 

rl.mg- 

:li<- lower portion •■! the T. 
System, but and in the Lower 

ami Middle Ne. All 

these 1 that is 

im after dlatUlatii 
asph.iitum. They contain nine i 
line but foi the moat part, thej are made 
up of other hydro-carbon* which h 

greater content of carbon than have the 

memberaof the pacaffini 

The third class of petroleum is that 
found in the Cret a ceo which 

have been exploited ill Colusa anil Napa 
counties. Aayel no large quantities of ! 
those oils have been obtained. They arc- 
quite different from the asphaltic oils 
previously mentioned and their con- 
stituents have different specific gravities, 
boiling and flashing points; they leave 
no asphaltic residue and appear to he 
principally composed of paramnes. 

As previously mentioned, by far the 
greater portion of the California oil is 
used as fuel and that in the crude state. 
Weight for weight there is not much dif- 
ference in the fuel value of petroleums 
of different gravities, the average esti- 
mate of the fuel value being that about 
three and a half barrels of oil equal one 
ton of good bituminous coal. 

A large portion of our oil is refined, 
and some is used for fluxing asphaltum 
and in the manufacture of illuminating 
gas; the refined portion yields naptha, 
illuminating oil, gas distillate, lubricating 
oil and asphaltum. 



J. M. CURTIS & SON 
Analytical Chemist 

Sb< ution gtveu to the 

analysis of I lils. anil to the tests of 
■ 1111. Kaolin Clay and other 
minerals, held by the Land De- 
partment as sufficient to main- 
tain placer mineral locations. 

ijuick and accurate returns at 
moderate prices. 



23 California St. .Ran Franclaco. 

Propositions Wanted 

For Boring 
Oil Well 



2000 Feet More or Less. 

VACAVILLE OIL CO., 

J. N. Rogers, Secretary. 

Subscribe for the Pacific Oil 
Reporter. 



SALINAS OIL and 
DEVELOPflENT COMPANY. 



Capital Stock, $1,000,000 



1,000,000 Shares, $1 each. 



StOCk Non=AsseSSable. Location of Property, Monterey County. 



Board of Directors: Wm. N. McCarthy, president and treasurer; J. J. Gunn, vice-president; J. B. Olsen, secretary 
Jno. C. Quinn, superintendent; C. A. Burcham, director; J. E. Baker, N. A. Dorn, W. J. Ellis, S. S. Simon; Eugene F 
Bert, attorney; Nevada Bank, depository. 



A S Cooper, State Mineralogist, G. C. Quinn and S. S. Simon, the well-known oil expert, have just returned from 
making an examination of the company's property in Monterey. Mr. Cooper's report will appear here next week. 

For further information apply to J. B. OLSEN, Secretary 

Office, 573=574 Parrott Building. 

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Stockholders in the GRAND PACIFIC OIL COMPANY Possess three V3 

Extra Advantages. 33 

FIRST — The stock covers 2627^ acres of the best oil land in five of the best oil districts as follows: Wr 

Sunset District, Kern County .McKittrick District, Kern County. Qi 

Coalinga District, Fresno County. Kettleman District, Kings County. Oyer 300 Acres more land secured f^J 

in Contra Costa County last week. 

SECOND — Stock is absolutely Non-Assessable. 

3d Lar£e Capitalizaton H"™£ successfuI deve, °P ment is absolutely | 

12,000 Shares Sold In One Day. 83 

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One Hundred Thousand Shares Sold in Less than Three Months | 

Second 100,000 shares now selling rapidly at $1.00 per share; will probably be sold by January 1st, when 311 & 
100,000 shares will be placed on the market at $2.50 per share. Now is the time to buy if you want a good profit ■ v£ 

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The Officers of the Company who are all well-known business and professional men are: £1Q 

A. G. Deardorff.. . President 8 Directors. \\\ 

J.M.Merrell Vice-President ?',.,,,„ ^ „ „ x9, 

; , ' ,. J. M. Merrell E. H. Baxter J. A. Miller X$ 

John Cnoice .Secretary 9 . , „. . T ^ o 1 ^ >T ,.. 09 

♦ John Choice J G Sala F. A. Berlin 9? 

Wells-Fargo Bank Depository X „ T _. , .„«,,., 22 

„ . ,7 . R - ^ R»gdon A. G. Deafdorff $f 

F. A. Berlin Attorney 9 g| 

Franklin Person Superintendent Agencies 9 $9 

Office, Rooms 412, 413, 414 Parrott Building, SAN FRANCISC ^ | 

T E. Pollock, Arizona representative, president Arizona Central Bank, Flagstaff, Arizona. 6? 

P. S. No salaried officers in the Company. Only a competent seretarydrawspa.y Tel. South 740 3 9 



Pipe Lines In the Philippine* A Spouting \N ell 



the oil used in the Phil- 
ippine Islands for illuminating 
purposes is imported from Russia, 
and the retail price is such that 
none but well-to-do family 
afford to use it. This :■> chiefly due 
to the evpenst of getting the oil 
distributed nmong the centers of 
the different islands, waste in trans- 
port and eking the 
cases in a way suitable to the 
method of transport by bullock 
inently. even with 
the crude devices employed by the 
natives, the wells in the islands are 
well worth working. An inl 
ing account of some of these ap- 
pliances appeared in a recent issue 
of the Oil. Paint and Drue, Reporter. 
The pipes in use are made of bam- 
boo, and are very cleverly con. 
structed, and are capable ot carry- 
ing the oil for long distances with- 
out any leakage. The pump used 
for elevating the oil troin the wells 
is of the usual pattern, except that 
the parts are of wood. Having se- 
lected the spot for the working of 
the wells, a hole is cut iuto the 
earth to the proper depth, into 
which a large piece of bamboo Is 
sunk. A spout is then put into 
the pump, and next the valve and 
rod are constructed. A round piece 
of wood is fitted interior of the 
pump, and is hollowed out in sec- 
tions, so that spokes remain to keep 
the valve intact, while at the same 
time the oil can be carripd above 
at each stroke. Elaps made of 
hide are secured in position on 
the top of this piece to act as 
valves. The oil is pumped into 
the funnel of a tube, which leads 
to the main pipes of bamboo pip- 
ing 

The method of refining, if it 
can be called by that name, is 
very crude. Pieces of bamboo 
are halved longitudinally and ar- 
ranged with one half piece over- 
lapping the other and arranged, 
paralell for a distance equal to the 
full length of the sticks. The oil 
is poured over these bamboo beds 
and allowed to drip into an earth 
tank below. This tank is made of 
a combination of sandstone, 
through which the oil filters, and 
a sort of cement material. When 
the oils have been treated in this 
way they become clear, and are 
suitable for illuminating purposes. 



The Monarch. 

E. H. Aigeltinger, president of 
the Monarch Oil company of Ari- 
zona, states in a recent letter from 
"the field that since Sunday their 
well No. i has been producing 75 
barrels of oil per day. On Wednes- 
day the bailer took out 105 barrels, 
on Thursday 80 barrels, and about 
100 barrels flowed out in ten min- 
utes on Friday. Since then the 
well has been averaging 35 barrels 
every two hours. 

On well No. 2, too barrels were 
taken out in two hours and a half, 
lowering the oil in thewell rsofeet 



Th. 
tern on the north.' 

B receiving continuation 
in good earn< 1 netting 

at a depth et, drilling 

ped and the men began put- 
ling Then drilling 
ied. when the- large 

began t.. 
the top of the CI 
The men horridly prepare 
remove the tools, but th< 

at that they came up 011 
a slack cable very 

thing was clear there was a rumbl- 
ing sound, and a black column of 
oil shot in the air above the derrick 
to a height of one hundred and 
twenty feet. This lasted about 
five minutes, and about fifty bar- 
rels of oil were lost. Then the 
Bow Stopped, and on sending down 
the tools it was found that there- 
was four hundred feet ot sand in 
the pipe. Later the well was clear 
and the oil came within ten feet of 
the surface. 

The land is owned by E. M. 
Roberts and is leased on a one- 
sixth royalty. Drilling will be 
continued until a landing is secur- 
ed. The product is now stated at 
So to 100 barrels. This strike 
extends the field about half a mile 
but it does not go beyond the 
river. 



Stock Sales. 

The following were the stock sales in 
the new Producers' Oil Exchange in the 
formal sessions held for the week ending 
Wednesday, November 21 : 

CALIFORNIA STANDARD. 

2700 at 35 895 00 

1000 at 34 340 00 

500 at 33 165 00 

500 at 31 155 00 

1000 at 30 300 00 

CARIBOU. 

725 at 43 311 75 

300 at 41 123 00 

800 at 42 336 00 

800 at 44 352 00 

BURLINGTON. 

100 at l5 IS 00 

EL DORADO. 

300 at 2 25 675 00 

FOUR OIL CO 

1000 at 40 440 00 

700 at 41 287 00 

HANFORD. 

10 at 100 00 1000 00 

10 at 108 00 1080 00 

35 at 1 10 00 5850 00 

5 at 1 20 00 600 00 

HOME OIL. 

400 at 4 5o 1820 00 

250 at 4 45 nr2 50 

INDEPENDENCE. 

50o(B3o)at 23 n5 00 

500 at 22 no 00 

KERN RIVER. 

30 at 18 50 553 00 

10 at 18 25 182 50 

KERN OIL. 

5o at 8 75 437 5o 

2000 at 9 00 18000 00 

LION. 

200 at 50 100 00 

MONARCH OF ARIZONA. 

100 at 39 39 00 

100 at 40 40 00 

600 at 42 252 00 

1100 at 41 451 00 

MONTE CRISTO. 

150 at 145 21700 

300 at I 40 420 00 

McKITTRICK CONSOLIDATED . 

200 at 30 60 00 

100 at 28 28 00 

too at 31 13 

1685 at 65 1036 25 

100 at 70 70 00 

5°o at 75 375 00 

300 at 77 231 00 



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210 

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400 :it ,, 25 ; 

400 :it .1 3750 00 

SH IMROCK 

> at 85 425 00 

TWEN rvi-;n; in 

2100 at 2 50 s-' 5° 

750 at 2 45 

200 at 2 45 1S37 50 

200 at 2 47 1-2 495 00 

500 B-30 245 1225 00 

WEST SHORE. 

100 at 3 50 3 5o or, 

YUKON. 
375 at 57 31.3 f'5 

Shares 96740 Amount $73,200 74 



Pacific Land and 
Oil Syndicate. 



JOSEPH 8, TOPLITZ 

Member 
Producers' Oil Exchange 

Stock Broker 

Dealer in Oil Stocks. 

Money loaned on Stocks. 

Correspondence -:- solicited. 

330 PINE ST.,"'S. F 



HOWARD H. SHINN 



Member Producers' Oil Ex- 
change and San Francisco 
Stock Exchange Board. 

318 Pine St., Rooms 7 & 8 

Oil Stocks and Securities. 



An Opportunity 
Of a Lifetime... 



Owner wants to meet oue or more 
moneyed men, small amount re- 
quired, to take interest in Kern 
county oil property. One well and 
Standard Rig, all first-class tools, 
on the ground. Located on rail- 
road. 
Box 13, this.office. 



This syndicate has tl 

:iy in th« 

Id Kern River 
and Mckitttick Districts, kem 

County. 

I. .mils surrounded by weUi 
for immediate 
\ elopment, 

wanted throughout the 

t in account of the incn 
value ot these lands, and realizing 
the 1 rapid de- 

vclopmenl 'irate has con- 

cluded to offei 10,600 shares of its 
Stock lor s.ik- at $1.00 pet sh 
Address all communication 
PACIFIC LAND & OIL SYNDI- 
CA 1 E, 308 Pine street, S. F. 



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40 or 80 acres Kern county o land, nea 

railroad. Cash required. 
Box 137, this office. 



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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 

Published We ekly 
The Oil authority of the Pacific Coast 
Endorsed By the California Petroleum 

Miners' Association. 

W B. WINN, Editor and Publisher. 
Office and Editorial Rooms 

318 Pine Street, San Francisco 

Telephone, Bush, 176 

TERMS 

One Year $250 

Six Months. , 1 50 

Three Months 1 00 

Single Copies 10c 

STRICTLY IN ADVANCE 

Money should be sent by Postal Order, Draft 
or Registered Letter, addressed to Pacific Oil Re- 
porter, 318 Pine street, San Francisco, rooms 
31-32-33. Communication's must be accompanied by 
writer's name ana address, not necessarily for 
publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. 

Entered in the Postoffice at San Francisco, Cal 
as second-class matter. 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23,1900. 



gold discoveries at Cape Nome 
brought out the fact in bold relief 
that the mineral land laws do not 
apply to anything lying below or- 
dinary high water mark on the 
ocean shore. Oil miners at Sum- 
merland and other points on the 
southern coast suddenly found 
themselves likewise outside of the 
pale of the mining laws, trespass- 
ing on territory to which ho color 
of title was obtainable. 

"As the petroleum and gold 
miners have thus a community of 
interests to care for, they have 
wisely joined hands to further 
them co-operatively. Petroleum 
now stands third on the list of the 
state's mineral productions. In 
the opinion of experts, the time 
is fast approaching when it will 
ascend to the first place, outrank- 
ing copper and gold." 



The San Francisco newspapers at 
last are rec- 
The City Papers ognizing the 
Recognizing Oil. importance 
of the oil in- 
dustry. Up to the present time 
the city papers have practically 
refused to say anything about oil 
except as to those oil companies 
who advertised with them at the 
same rates charged lottery com- 
panies. The newspaper manage- 
ments openly charged the oil 
industry with being a swindle and 
refused to say anything about it 
except on swindlers' rates. 

The cordial recognition given 
the oil men by the California 
Miners' Association which conven- 
ed this week, and the important 
part taken by the oil industry in 
the convention forced the papers 
out of their shells of silence and 
compelled them to mention the 
great oil industry ot California in 
a manner worthy of its impor- 
tance. 

This is well illustrated by the 
Chronicle, which editorially spoke 
as follows: 

•' The convention of miners now 
in session marks a new era in con- 
ferences affecting the industry in 
this State. When the California 
Miners' Association was organized 
its main object was the protection 
of the interests of gold mining. 
Until the present annual session 
of the association all of its transac- 
tions have pertained to that branch 
of mining only. This year petro- 
leum mining has come conspicu- 
ously to the front in the associa- 
tion's deliberations. 

" It is rather curious that although 
petroleum mining has been carried 
on in the state for about thirty 
years, it is only during the last 
year those engaged in it encount- 
ered any serious difficulty with the 
mining laws. It is of very recent 
date, in fact, that the oil develop- 
ments in the State carried the 
petroleum miner into the public 
domain. In Los Angeles, Ven- 
tura and Santa Barbara counties 
most of the oil wells operated 
were on ground previously held in 
private ownership. Since the 
opening of the oil fields on the 
public domain in Kern county, the 
petroleum miners have encounter- 
ed the same trouble over mineral 
and agricultural land locations that 
the gold miners have been trying 
for many years to overcome, and 
for which they believe the mineral 
lands bill now pending before 
Congress will prove a satisfactory 
remedy. The oil miner now finds 
that he has interests in com _n 
with the gold miner against the 
agricultural land locator. 

"Beach mining has also brought 
the two branches together 



Around Vallecitos 

Senator Preston of Nevada city , 
a prominent man in the state and 
well-known geologist, visited the 
Vallecitos oil district Wednesday 
and Thurrday. The senator is em- 
phatic in his declaration that this 
district will be among the leading 
ones in California in less than a 
year. He says that the stratifica- 
tion is right to expect a great oil 
basin, and he adds that the surface 
indications are the best he has 
ever seen. 

The Esmeralda is now drilling 
on section 22 of the Vallecitos dis- 
trict, and Mr. Kingsbury, general 
agent for the company, says he is 
receiving many enquiries through- 
out the East, and all over the state, 
and is looking forward to great re- 
sults from the Vallecitos district 
and the Esmeralda company. 



The Oil, Reporter, always alive to the interests of the industry that 
it represents, has determined to bring the 
Great New Year's growth of the oil business of California before 
Number- the people of this state and the East in an 

effective manner. This will be done in a great 
New Year's edition, consisting of fifty-two pages, which will be issued 
on December 28. This number will contain a full description of the 
various features of the oil industry, its humble beginning, its recent 
enormous growth and present status, with a comprehensive view of 
its scientific aspects, including the geology and chemistry relative to 
the industry, the mechanical technology involved in production and 
the refining process and the commercial problems to be considered in 
bringing the output into the markets of the world. Each of the pro- 
producing fields will receive its proper share of attention, with its 
history, characteristics, and present and prospective development and 
output freely set forth. The reading matter will not be composed of 
indefinite and vague expressions of opinion, but sound facts based 
upon actual observation and experience or drawn from fully reliable 
and authentic sources, which will prove a source of genuine satisfac- 
tion to any reader desirous of information in regard to the industry. 
The great feature of the edition will be its illustrations, which are to 
be beautiful half-tones made from photographs taken in the field 
especially for this number. The highest phase of photographic art 
has been employed to bring views of the fields before the eye of the 
reader as they really appear and no expense will be spared to secure 
an elaborate artistic success. 

The wide distribution- of copies of this special illustrated edition 
will be the most effective way which can possibly be used to bring 
this great industry before the investing classes of America and 
Europe. A very large edition will be published, orders being already 
received for over 10,000 copies, and means taken to secure their 
general distribution, so that the paper will offer unusual advantages 
to the advertising public, and those who have business interests in 
any way related to the oil industry will see the advantage of securing 
space, which should be done at once. Orders for extra copies should 
also be placed well in advance, as the number to be printed is fixed 
by the demand. 



delegate to the convention. 

Yours very truly, 
Wm. H. Mills. 



The Producers' Associa= 
tion. 

The Producers' Association of 
Bakersfield, an organization formed 
for the purpose of. purchasing and 
marketing the oil of the San Joa- 
quin Valley Field, has decided at 
a recent meeting to begin busi- 
ness on the first of January of 
next year. It is thought by the 
promoters of the company that it 
will be able to handle the greater 
part of the oil from this field, by 
making purchases of all not al- 
ready under contract. The tank- 
age erected by individual com- 
panies in the field has a storage 
capacity of more than 200,000 
barrels, and this is expected to be 
sufficient to provide for the wants 
of the Association. Other details 
of the marketing of the oil will be 
attended to by the Association. 
It is the expectation of this com- 
pany to regulate and maintain the 
price, by means of contracts for 
the oil supplied. Something of 
this kind is needed in Kern River, 
where individual competition has 
forced prices to a low basis. 



Oil Representatives- 

Delegatesto the Miners' conven- 
tion named by the directors of the 
California Petroleum Miners' Asso- 
ciation were as follows : President, 
E. P.Crane; secretary, W. B. Sim- 
mons; Colonel E. D. Berri, O. A. 
Eane, J. C. Kirkpatrick, E. P. 
Heald, G. H. Jones, W. B. Winn, 
General J. M. Gleaves and Dr. C. 
T. Deane, the above being the board 
of directors of the California Petrol- 
eum Miners' Association. To this 
number were added the attorneys 
of the association, Honorable G. M. 
Baker and Ed. H. Stearns, and also 
the commissioners to the Paris 
Exposition, whe so ably repre- 
sented the California oil industry 
at the oil congress, namely. Hon- 
orable M. H. de Young and Hon 
orable W. H. Mills. 

UNABLE TO ATTEND. 



Last week the California Pe- 
troleum Miners' Association, in 
addition to its regular delegates, 
appointed as delegates to the 
Miners' Convention, Hon. W. H. 
Mills and Hon. M. H. DeYoung, 
who so satisfactorily represented 
the oil industry of California at 
the Petroleum Congress held at 
the Paris Exposition in August 
last. Unfortunately Mr. DeYoung 
The I was obliged to leave for the East 



just before the opening of the 
Miners' Convention, and the fol- 
lowing letter from Mr. Mills is 
self-explanatory. 

San Francisco, Nov. 17, 1900. 
W. B. Simmons, Secretary, Cali- 
fornia Petroleum Miners' Asso- 
ciation, room 33, 2d floor, Mills' 
building, city. 

Dear Sir: Your favor of the 16th 
inst., notifying me of my appoint- 
ment as a delegate from the Cali- 
fornia Petroleum Miners' Associa- 
tion to the Convention of the Cali- 
fornia Miners' Association to be 
held on Monday next, has been 
duly received. I would cheerfully 
serve in such capacity had I not 
already made an engagement to 
leave this city on Monday morning 
to visit the Big Basin in Santa 
Cruz county, which it is proposed 
to buy for the State of California. 
I go in a special car, taking with 
me thirty prominent citizens of this 
state, and will not return until the 
middle of the week. My attend- 
ance on this excursion which was 
arranged over a week ago, is essen- 
tial and the trip admits of no de- 
lay as the money for the propos ed 
purchase must be raised by the 
first of December. 
' Kindly convey my regrets 
the California Petroleum Miner 
Association that I cannot seive a,. 



Oil on the Warships. 

The difficulty in the way of the 
adoption of petroleum as fuel on 
the warships of the United States 
Navy seems to be the want of an 
efficient burner. Experiments have 
been made on the Talbot with the 
jet or spray burner, but according 
to Admiral Melville it is impossible 
to secure satisfactory results with 
this type, as not more than three- 
quarter speed could be maintained 
for even a short time, and except 
at a low speed the smoke is as 
plainly visible as if soft coal were 
used. Inventors by the score have 
brought their burners to the atten- 
tion of the Department, and those 
which seemed the most promising 
have been allowed a practical test, 
sometimes under the personal 
direction of the maker. 

The authorities have also tried 
heating the oil in retorts until it 
became gas, and this product was 
mixed with hot air before burning, 
■but it would be premature to state 
anything positive about the value 
of this plan, although it seemed 
to give more heat than the jet 
burners. It would be strange if 
the American mechanic were not 
equal to those of France and Rus- 
sia, whose war vessels and torpedo 
boats have been equipped with 
liquid fuel. It has been found 
necessary to reduce the oil to spray 
by some better means than the use 
of steam if the navy is to become 
an oil consumer. 



The Harlow. 



The Harlow Oil company has 
incorporated under the laws of 
Arizona, with 1,500,000 shares at 
$1.00. The officers are: H. H. 
Harlow, president; C. Hirsch, vice- 
president; M. E. Cerf, secretary; 
John Hitchcock, T. P. Loyd, J. F. 
Firebaugh and S. Weill. The 
company has 2,400 acres in Mc- 
Kittrick and Devil's Den district, 
all of which has been pronounced 
superior, oil land. The immense 
acreage held by the company 
makes their capitalization com- 
paratively small. A limited 
amount of treasury, stock at 
cents is offered at the office of t 
company, 35 Chronicle building 



The Lincoln Oil Compain . has been raised to par 

The Lincoln Oil Company,* hicu P" shaK 
has its office in the Central ! 

Building, Oakland, is fast coming ' he Fa »no8a. 

to the front. Already they li ;hc l-'amosa has 

tine No. i Standard Rig i sold enough share! ■<■ make 

%."&?* SSLT& •— rd .r ,isv,:; 

Edgar and Santa Barbara com l0 ,hc ncldl ! tmtAy 

panics are on land adjacent to the purchased, the most conclusive 01- 

Lincoln; the formations are the dence of the advancement made 

same and only a few hundred thus far, and in to tic and 

nncn!n iS,a n t ' ^ *"" °l ^ ■ management of the offi- 

Lincoln will surelv encounter oil 

on about the same level as the C * f8 of " ,tcom l" 1| y t"hu 

Edgar and Santa Barbai deuce ha oofinned l>y the 

wells are among the best in the progress of matters since its i 

This fact is very encour- i/ation, only two months 



aging to the stockholders of the 
Lincoln Oil company, and pi 
beyond a doubt that the Ltnci In 
will surely be a big oil producer in 
the near future. The stock of this 
splendid company is now being 
sought after by the thinking 
public. The first block of 6000 
shares has all been sold at 25 
cents. The directors have put 
another block of 6000 on the mar- 
ket at the same price: when this is 
all sold no more will be offered for 
less than 50 cents. Much credit 
for the able manner in which this 
company has thus far been con- 
ducted is due to J. H. Edson, the 
secretary and manager, who has 
been in the field personally super- 
intending the work thus far. 



A Klondike Jewel- 

The Klondike Jewel is the name 
of an oil company recently incor- 
porated under the laws of Cali- 
fornia with a capital stock of $100,- 
000, shares at $1.00 each. The 
land is located in the heart of the 
McKittrick district, with produc- 
ing wells on every side. It was 
owned by J. M. Carson, the son- 
in-law of Owen H. Smyth, of 
Phillips and Smyth, the printers. 
Mr. Corson owned a great deal of 
land in McKittrick, which he sold 
or leased to oil companies, reserv- 
ing this tract. Messrs. Phillip and 
Smyth are directors in the new 
company, and it is needless to say 
that printers, pressmen, etc., are 
rushing to the front with coin to 
get in on the ground floor of this 
safe proposition. Warden Aguirre 
is also a director, as is Mr. Corson. 
Few companies have, better pros- 
pects. 

Struck Oil. 

The Bear State Oil company has 
struck a good flow of oil in their 
first well at 1,005 feet. The oil is 
now running over the top at the 
rate of a pint per second. 

Tanks are on their way to the 
well, which has been capped to 
save the oil. 

The company's treasury stock 



consumed in which to put. 
splendid Standard drilling rig 
wells No. 1 and No, 2, and tin 
ing for these will arrive :is mioii as 
steam and rail can bring it. As is 
well known, they will drill next to 
wells already large producers, and 
success is sure. 



OIL and 



The Gray Gander. 

The largest bird in the Kern 
River oil district is the Gray Gan- 
der, and from present indications 
the time is near when the an- 
nouncement may be made that one 
of the largest producing wells in 
the Kern River district is on the 
property of this company. Their 
well No. 1 is a short distance from 
the Edgar company's well, which 
is beyond a doubt in the best oil sand 
of the district. 



Oil jn Monterey. 

In the geological formation the 
anticlinal and synclinal "saddles'' 
and apexes are the most perfect 
ever seen in California; these are 
all well impregnated with bitumen. 
About San Ardo the body of oil 
sand is one of the greatest in the 
state. The sand belt or bitumin- 
ous rock is about six miles wide; 
the shale then appears in great 
quantities and extends thirteen 
miles south to another deposit of 
bituminous rock in San Luis 
Obispo county. From Mr. Cooper's 
statement in a recent issue of the 
" REPORTER," and from all other 
experts who have seen this coun- 
try, it is going to be ahead of any- 
other oil field in the world. 

A great and inestimable ad- 
vantage the Monterey oil fields 
possess is that wood and water are 
obtained on the ground in suffr 



iii all de\ 
ment thus far pri jecutcd. it is an 
assured fact that oil will tx 

■ in great quantities and of a 

fields, It I,IC ~ 

In added that a gi 

.uid 
nty have seen 
the adxacttgts of Mcntcrey ■ 
their old and availed 

pportunit] to CONTRA C02TA 

KCnn es there. 

nion, 
npon < areful survey of the 

field, that the width and breadth 
of Monterey count] is ■ lake of 
oil; it is a fact that no surface in- 
dications have shown a reek whose 

I nsi nee « i old contain indications 

detrimental to oil nun in any part 

of the county. 
The foi met ion from one end to 

the other is that of unaltered 

shales and bituminous rock. 

Only a few more months will be 

necessary to demonstrate success- 
fully the faith now expressed and 

reposed in the Monterey oil field 

and when it is an assured fact, it 

will be hard to obtain drillers and 

other workmen to go into the 

deserts of other fields, for they 

will find water in abundance and 

of the best kind, and Monterey in 

this respect will be God's country 

indeed. 

It is valuable to note the differ- 
ence in expense of operating a 

well in Monterey over other fields. 

In McKittrick, Sunset and Tem- 
blor, the average water and fuel 

expense to a machine for one 

day's run is from $20.00 to $65.00; 

while in Monterey county the 

fuel and water expenses amount 
almost to nothing, just for the 
cutting of the wood, while the 
water is obtainable on the ground. 
The eyes of the entire oil in- 
terests of the Pacific Coast and 
almost of the entire country are 
turned upon present and future 
developments in Monterey county. 
On, Seeker. 
San Ardo, Nov. 20. 



^SS^ 



PETROLEUM CI. 



Capital Stock 



$500,00(1 



Shares 



SI Each 



Frank DuBois 

Will expert Oil I,and for Cash and Promoters' 
stock. Thoroughly familiar with entire Oil Belt, 
from San Diego to Humboldt. Under my control 
so.nevery valuable tracts of Oil I, and in Sunset 
McKittrick and Kern River, that will offer good 
inducements on them, to reliable parties. 
Sale, I,ease or Promotion. 

393 Parrott Build ng 



The company is operating on 
land known to be oil land, as in 
1864 a shallow well was drilled 
which yielded oil of a good quality 
A railroad runs within a mile 
and a halt of the property, and 
tide water is only eight miles dis 
tant. For map and prospectus, 
address any of the officers, or 
G. GRIFFITH, 
Assisstant Secretary. 
Hearst Building, San Francisco 




PARKE & LACY CO. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL, BAKERSFIELD, CAE. 

21 & 23 FREMONT ST., SAN FRANCISCO. 



Contracted Waist Water Front Fire-Box 

Oil Well Boiler. Made in two sizes 

2oand 25 Horse-Power' 



Engines. Boilers and Pumps for 

I OIL WELLS 1 

- — ■ ® 

Well Boring and Drilling Tools, Prompt Delivery Guaranteed 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



Oil For the Ralroads 

The Southern Pacific Company's 
officials have been discussing the 
availability of extending, the use 
of oil to the Oakland Division. 
The tests used on some of the 
branch roads in the south has 
shown that oil is slightly cheaper 
and much cleaner and easier hand- 
led. One of the greatest advan- 
tages of its use is the entire absence 
of the flying cinders which prove 
such a great annoyance to passen- 
gers on lines where coal is burned. 

Another point that is considered 
bv the company in the prospective 
introduction of oil burning on this 
division is the lessening of danger 
from fires. At present the com- 
pany pays thousands of dollars 
damages for grain fields destroyed 
by fires, which are started by 
flying sparks from the engines. 
With the introduction of oil there 
would be no sparks and conse- 
quently no fires. 

As the lines of this division pass 
through a great grain-growing 
section, this is an important con- 
sideration, and should it be decid- 
ed to make the change, all the 
engines will be fitted up with the 
oil-burning apparatus before an- 
other dry season arrives, with the 
accompanying danger of burning 



grain fields! 

Arrangements have been com- 
pleted' between the Santa Pee 
Railroad Company and' Canfield, 
Chanslor & Doheny, under the 
terms of which the firm agrees to 
furnish oil for the Santa Fee for a 
term of five years. 

"We have agreed to supply the 
company with an aggregate of 
1,250,000 barrels a year," said Mr. 
Canfield. "The oil will be used 
on the line from San Francisco to 
some point in Arizona." 

The Santa Fee has shown con- 
clusively that oil is a success as a 
fuel, and is making arrangements 
for an extensive increase in its use 
on the system. Arrangements are 
now being made to equip all loco- 
motives on the division between 
Barstow and Needles with oil 
burners, and that oil will be used 
as far as is practicable. 



strainer made Of wire meshes at- 
tached to it, through which the oil 
seepages from the strata are 
pumped up from a cast iron bowl, 
perforated to allow the oil to enter. 
After being raised to the surface 
the oil is strained in tanks made 
out of a peculiar sandstone at 
some distance from the coast. The 
natives then put the oil into 
earthen jars of their own manu- 
facture, closed by a leaf tied over 
the mouth with a piece of hemp 
twine 



New Incorporations. 

The following articles of incorporation 
were filed in t <e office of the Secretary 
of State last week. 

The Pellissler Oil company. Principal place of 
business, Los Angeles. Directors— G Pellissler, 
G J Denis. G MacGowan, W A Pitcher, S C Hall, 
FA Garbutt and S X Peet of 1,0s Angeles. Capi- 
tal stock, $50,000; subscribed, $700. 

Graciosa Oil company. Principal place of busi- 
ness, Los Angeles. Directors — P. Harkness, J A 
Fairchilds, E W Gillmore , E Strasburg a:il ■: , J 



Smith of Los Angeles, Capital stock, $1,000, ooo; 
subscribed, $50. 

Portia Land and Development company. ;To 
bore for oil, etc. Principal, place of. business 
San Francisco. Directors— J D Ackerman, W A 
Stuart, G w Lee, San Frauclscoi B C Miekle, 
Centerville, and D L Phillips, Hanford: Capital 
stock, $150,000; subscribed, $63,000. 

Great Mogul Oil company. Principal place of 
business, Los Angeles. Directors— F T Harden, 
H E Brett. L T Clemans, D C Narver, R Dodson, 
all of Los Angeles. Capital stock, $1,000,000; 
subscribed, $100. 

Tiber Oil company. Principal place of business, 
Fresno. Directors— W H McKenzie, S N Griffith . 
C L Browning, J Streeter, Jr.. W T Porter, all o. 
Fresno. Capital stock, $500,000; subscribed, $500 f 

Lehman Transportation company. Principal 
place of business, Los Angeles. Directors— C J 
Lehman, W E DeGroot, G L McDonaugh and E 
L McDouaugh of Los Angeles. Capital stock, 
$50,000; fully subscribed. 



The D amond. 

This company is now down over 
900 feet, and have practically con- 
quered the obstacle of bearing 
sand. The drill is now in sand 
and shale, and thenffc casing is 
being pushed down as fast as pos 
sible. 



The Barrett Oil Well Swivel Wrench 



For carrying and plncing 
bits in drilling stem bits. 




Oil Submarine in the Philip- 
pines. 

Along the coast of the Philip- i 
pine Islands are found oil bearing j 
strata, at a depth varying from 1 
twenty-rive to ioo feet below the 
surface of the water. In order to I 
get at the oil the wells are walled | . 

in at low tide or some means em- ; You slm Pl y cb f 'F ^ P plateS ' wblch have d ' fferent *^ squares 
ployed to keep the water back I to suit different sized bits, 
while the wall is being built. | -manufactured by- 

pum r p cylindTis^puTTn^lnd l\l ^Mt, " Airily, Pa. 



Drilllers, to be successful, should use the best and latest appliances, 

as it is LABOR, TIME AND MONEY SAVED. 

It is only necessary to have one of these wrenches for all sized bits 



California Fortune Oil Co. 



Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. 



CAPITAL, $500,000. 



Shares, $1.00 each. 



OFFICERS. 



A. R. Wooster .presiden E. Denicke secretary 

Judge Alfred J. Fritz ist vice-presiden Wm. M. Madden attorney 



R. A. Coleman 2nd vice-presiden 

I. J. : Truman treasure r 



DIRECTORS. 
W. C. Carpenter A. McDonald R. L. Atkins 



Location : Section 34, 12-24, Sunset District. In the same section there are five wells in operation. 

Contract Has Been Let For Rig and Drilling Will Begin at Once 



The Company also own 80 acres in McKittrick and 320 acres in -Coalinga. 



■■■ ■■ ■ ■■■■ ■' ■■ « ■■■■ ■■ 



Office, 5&9 Parrostt Building. 



Apply to E. DENICKE, secretary. 



PACIFIC OIL Rl 



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PACIFIC COAST OIL NEWS. 



KERN RIVER OIL 



Recent Developments In Oil In Various Paris $K& 

of the State. \M> 1>K\ BSLOPMENT COMPANYV*? 1 ^ 

I Sntisonicstn.it, San Hi al. 

Leases 130 acres in the PallertOD Oil d 

owns 3 jo acres in tin- Kern River oil district. Keiu Co., 

250,000 shares of $1.00 par value. 100,000 shares in treasury. 

Treasury stock for sale at $1 a share, fully secured. 
Treasury stock for sale at 50 cents a share, not secured. 



KBBN. 

The Shut! company if Mown jou feel. 

Drilling is progressing on tbc Bryan' 
Clark and Wilson. 

The Kern Canyon well has been per- 
forated . 

The Superior well is flowing ,iver the 
casing. 

No. 5 of the Sacramento Oil rouipnm 
■ still producing r 50 barrels. 

The Atlas is preparing to begin de- 
velopments on Jo, 18 

The Adirondack at McKlttrick expects 

oil at 800. It is now down 660 feet. 

Oil is reported struck by tin- Federal 
company on 3, 30-30. 

Ten hours bailing will not reduce the 
oil in Monarch No I twenty-five feet. 

A rig has started for the King Philip 
to look for a light oil on 9, 10-23. 

A telegraph line is being put up along 
the Kern River branch. 

Drilling has been resumed by the 
Santa Barbara and Kern on 24, 2S-29. 

The Comet property is averaging about 
75 barrels to the well. 

The Grace company is pulling its big 
casing because of a defective shoe. 

The Red Bank has begun spudding 
on No. 1. The company has holdings in 
section 4, 

The Minnehaha company has let a 
contract for a well on the SWX of 19, 
28-28. 

Bailey Bros, have succeeded in going 
down 1000 feet with a hydraulic rig on 
22, 28-27. 

A Standard rig has been put in by the 
Pacific Consolidated after going down 
1 100 feet with a St. Louis rig. 

Eighty acres belonging to the Gray 
Eagle in the Kern River district r.cently 
sold for f 200,000. 

Eight hundred feet has been reached 
by the Hercules on 2, 29-28, and the 
drill is meeting many hard shells. 

A large body of salt water has been 
encountered by the Uncle Sam on 35, 
28-27, at a depth of mo feet. 

It is reported that oil has been struck 
on the Tehachapi grade at Pampa. If 
correct, this makes a continuous field of 
Southern California. 

The Old Dominion at McKittrick will 
drill to a depth of 2500 feet If necessary 
to get oil. The hole has already cost 
1 15,000. 

The Toltec is hauling lumber to the 
land it recently bought of the Gray 
Eagle, the N^ of the SEX °f 30- Al- 
t hough the company is not yet fully or- 
ganized, it has $30,100 in the treasury. 

Well No. I of the Monarch Oil com- 
pany, which was recently shot, is having 
much trouble with sand. When this is 
cleared out it sometimes flows, and when 
free from sand produces 100 barrels 
daily. 

The perforating knives of the McKit- 
trick company, on section 18 in the Kern 
River field, brokeafter perforating thirty 
feet of casing, but the oil rose to within 
135 feet ot the surface, and bailing for 
three hours showed that with that per- 
oration the yield was fifteen barrels an 
hour. The well is over 900 feet deep, 
he last 2co being through oil sand. 

On 5, 29-28, well No. 6 of the Monte 
Christo Oil company has over 500 feet of 
oil sand and has made a landing. The 



present stratum U 1... feet thick and the 
well is 1010 feet deep 

Another well will 1«- put d.urn b] the 
Shale Ba»i:; Hai.% .«i Hi ■ 

Kittiltk, M the first hole, though not a 
success, gave good . 

The Cento n oompanj had bad luck 

The « started ten feat from 

ran Into it lit n depth of 4<«j feet. 
The . 

Three thousand five bundled dollars 
per a. i price for an) land, bul 

that is what some Oakland people paid 
for eighteen pcres in 29, ..ss. recently. 

The Shaftei Oil compan) will operate 
in the Pampa district after being reor- 
ganized. 

On section 24 the Santa Barbara and 
Kern County Oil company is having 
trouble with gas and has to keep the 
hole full of water in order to drill. The 
oil is of a lighter gravity than usually 
found in the district. 

The Occidental Oil company gets oil 
not only from the bottom, but from the 
joining of the n# and <)% casing and 
also from between the 9^ and 7^. 

LOS ANGELES 
A rig is going up for the fifth well of 
the Oceanic Company in the Sisters' 
Hospital tract. 

West of the Baptist College the Mon- 
tana has a rig ready for its fifth well. 

Well No. 1 of Phillips & Beveridge 
north of Hardison & Hardison, has been 
put on the pump. 

Three strings of tools are being operat 
ed on the Westlake property on Com 
monwealth avenue. 

Drilling is still going on at the well of 
Dr. Moore in the local field, with promis- 
ing indications. 

On First and Hoover drilling is stil 
going on at Hardison & Hardison's No 
12. 

The College Oil company has com- 
pleted well No. 13 in the remarkably 
quick time of five days. 

An eighty-barrel well is reported in No- 
12 of the Uncle Sam Oil company, just 
completed. 

A rig is up for No. 6, belonging to Mr. 
Shirley, in Belmont Park. On Alpine 
and Ramona streets the Union Petroleum 
company has its No. 1 on the pump and 
No. 2 rig ready. 

Drilling is going on on the property of 
Rice and Dimlen, in the Los Angeles 
local field, half a mile east of the Pacific 
Slope well. 

Work has been begun by Porter and 
O'Donnell, under the name of the Paris 
Oil company, on their six-acre lease on 
the Weid tract. 

The Neuva Camulos Oil company, 
which suspended operations in the Piru 
field last month, has, it is said, secured a 
tract of land in the Los Angeles field and 
will drill there. 

Pitcher and Garbutt are beginning 
work near the Pacific Slope well on the 
west side. 

Two more strings of tools have been 
added by the Pacific Slope Oil com- 
pany to work on their West-side prop- 
erty. 

No. 1 of the Cahuenga company has 
a record of twenty barrels, and their No. 
2 is now down 485 feet. 

The Pellissier company, otherwise 

Pitcher and Garbutt, are ready to begin 

(Continued on page 16.) 



11. 1 \ki> OP DIRECTORS. 

HENRY DBCHENT President 

(of Krusius Bros., New York.) 
EUGENE J. ENSIGN - . Vice-President 

Ensign & nfcGuffick, Oil Merchanl 

LEON l-:. ENSIGN Secretary 

(with Firemen's Fund Insurance i 

E. P. SAGAR 

(Manager- Kisen Vineyard Co.) 

PHILIPP DECHENT - ' 

DEPOSITORY— Hirst National Uauk San Francisco. 



Oil Land, Oil Stocks, Oil! 

afYJC Bought and Sold 



Lands to lease on royalty or will take stock in progressive cempanie 
Companies Incorporated under non-assessible laws. 
Will assist parties desiring companies promoted or Incorporated. 
Bachelors' Oil Company, Ambrose Harris 



Three States Oil Company, 
Section 6^0il Company, 
Sunset Consolidated 
Oil Company 



Tyree A. Bell] _ . ™ 

Rooms 611-612-613 
Hearst Building, 

San Francisco 
Telephone — Black 91. 



E BREITWISER, Inventor RISDON IRON WORKS Builders 
San Francisco, Cal. 



NEW RAPID HYDRAULIC ROTARY and WALKING BEAM 
combination rigs. 

NEW STYLE STANDARD RIGS with all iron sprocket belts and 

rope drums. 
NEW MULTIPLE PUMPING PLANT, v-ilh tejarate stickes 

each well. 
HYDRAULIC CLEANING AND FISHING OUTFITS. 

FUEL OIL FOR SALE. 



I 

Webster Iron Works I 




m 



DEPARTMENTS: 



HI MACHINE SHOPS 
H BLACKSMITH SHOP 



FOUNDRY m 
PATTERN SHOP m 



m 

MINING, MILLING and MACHINE CASTINGS 



M Rigs Irons, Sand Reels, Sand Pumps, Driiling and Fishing g| 

M Tools, Heavy Forgings. ||j 

m Telephone 341 21st and 1 Streets. P 0. Box 4*3 M 

m BAKERSFIELD, CAL. M 



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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



Point Richmond Oil Co. 




Capital St < c k $IC0,COO 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 

Henry B. Russ, president, capitalist 
San Francisco; J. C. Martin, vice-pres, 
dent, road foreman of engines, S. P. Co. 
San Francisoo; I. W. Taber, treasurer, 
president Taber Photo Co., San Fran- 
cisco; A. Keller, director, agent S. P. 
Co., Alameda Point; J. O. Denny, di- 
rector, journalist, San Francisco; S. D. 
Woods, attorney, member of Congress 
for Second District, California; Arthur 
Wheeler, secretary. 

This company is capitalized with less 
shares than any other company in Contra 
Costa county. 

Stock 50 cents per share. 

No assessments. Small capital stock. 
Guaranteed advance in price. 

Controlled by well-known men. 

Our property is close to the city and 
can easily be seen. It is declared by 
experts to be as fine as any in the State 

Strong companies are drilling on each 
side of us. Send for prospectus. 



Fulton Engine Works 

Los Angeles, = California 

Oil Well Tools and Machinery. 

Postoffice Box No. 296— Station C. Telephone, Main 661. 



Point Richmond Oil Co. 

floor, Room 41, Mills Building, San Francisco. Telephone Main 1765. 



Oriental Oil & Fuel Co. 



Of Portland, Orgon. 

Incorporated under the laws of Oregon. 
Stock Non-Assessable, Non-Liability of Stockholders. 
CAPITAL STOCK, $ 100,000 Divided into 100,000 shares, par value $1. 
We have acquired title to the Southwest Quarter of Section 8, 
Township 26 South, of Range 21 East, M. D. B. & M.,in Kern County, 
California. 

OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS— H. C. Eckenberger, Commer- 
cial Agent of the Michigan Central Railroad, President; R. L. Dun- 
ham, Vice-President of the Merchants' National Bank, Vice-President; 
H. C. Breeden of H. C. Breeden Co., Furniture Dealers; J. Frank 
Watson, President Merchants' National Bank; Charles V. Cooper 
Contracting Freight Agent Union Pacific R. R. 

MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK, DEPOSITORY. 
H. C. STRATTON, Secretary. 

OFFICE. Room 512 Chamber of Commerce Building 

Portland, Oregon. 



Lacy Manufacturing Company 

Manufacturers of 

OIL STORAGE & WAGON TANKS 

Oil Well Casing Oil Stills 

Steel Water Pipe General Sheet Iron Work. 

Works: Cor. New Main and Date streets. P. O. Box 231. 

Telephone, Main 196. Baker Block. Station C 

Office, 334 North Main Street, Los Angeles. Cal. 

INTER NOS 

Oil and Development Company 

Rooms 39 & 40 Crocker Building 

Junction of Post and Market Incorporated under laws of Arizona 



Member 
California Petroleum 
Miners' Association 

THE FLASHLIGHT 

Oil Company 

1200 acres in Coalinga District 
Offers excellent opportunity for 
rapid advance in stocks bought 
now in at bed rock price. Shares 
now selling at 20 cents will surely 
be worth $1 00 insideof six months; 
agent wanted in each city in the 
State. Write for prospectus, for 
particulars, etc. 

Now Drilling. 

THE BAY CITY OIL COMPANY, 

Is now drilling on its lands in 
Midway District, Eein County. 

Circulars and maps sent on request. 



Bay City Oil Company 



321 Safe Deposit Building, San Francisco. 
Geo. W. Tornkr, President. 
.E N .Skweli,, Secretary, 



When you want to swear go to 

LEE D. CRAIG 

Notary Public and 
Commissioner of Deeds 
16 Montgomery St. 

bet. California 

and Pine, San Francisco. 



A Splendid Opportunity 



For Investment 



Mt. Diablo Oil Company 



In section 30, 28-28, Kern River 
District. Has one good pro- 
ducing well and the second well 
is nearly finished. Price of 
stock $1 per share. 

We also have for sale or lease any 
part of section 26, township 32 
south, range 23 east, Sunset 
District, on reasonable terms. 

Room 625 Laughlin Bldg. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 



Positively Non-Assessable. Capital Stock, $400,000 



Officers — Matthew C. Nunan, President; A. M. Cox, Vice-pres- 
ident; John F. Harris, treasurer; M. L. Culver, secretary; C. W. 
Duffie, Manager; Hugo D. Newhouse, Attorney; Daniel Meyer 
Depository. 

A limited amount of treasury stock will be sold at 25 cents per 
share. Lands of the company are in Sunset, McKittrick and Tem- 
blor Districts, comprising 410 acres. Will commence boring at once 
on section 9, 32 south, range 23 ea'it, M. D. B. & M., situated in the 
very center of oil-producing wells. This stock sale is a SNAP, as oper- 
ations begin at once. Work will progress as rapidly as possible. Do 
not wait to be solicited for this stock as it is not a speculation, but a 
sound investment. For further information apply or address 

Brust & Byrne, General Agents, 



Rooms 39 and 40 Crocker Building 



San Francisco 



Telephone, Maij 296. 



Stock of this company will advance to 50 cents per share on or 
bovtthe 15th of December, and you want a A 1 investment call 
on or address Messrs. BYRNE & BRUST. 



Kern River 
Oil Land. 

Proven territory on line of Railroad for sale. Splendid chance 
for those about to form an oil oompany. 

This is on the Grace Oil Company's tract, which has been drilled 
upon and proven to be fine territory. Oil wells also to 
the north, east and west. We have nothing cheap to 
offer. This is no wildcat, but proven valuable oil land 
in the best known field in California. Railroad runs 
through property. Storage Company's tanks on adjoining 
tract. 

NEWTON, CARMEN & SOMES 

S. C. MASON, Agent, 101 Chronicle building. 






Is 



Great Activity. 

In San Benito county ..il de. 
velnpments are booming In the 
southeastern portion, in thi 
Henito-Frcsno district, the V 
and the Panochito compani- 
going down as rapidly as possible, 
the former having reached a depth 
of 600 feet, and the latter 400 feet. 
This company struck a strong 
seepage and had six feel of oil in 
the well. The Esmeralda 1 
ting ready to drill. 

11 Hollister, the count] 
the San Benito County company's 
well is now down 51ft feet, ami .1 
strong flow of gas has been en- 
countered. Bad judgment 
exercised in decreasing the - 
the casing until now the b< 
only 5', at the bottom. All this 
casing is now being pulled, the 
hole will be enlarged, anil 
casing put down to enable the 
drillers to go to a depth of 1000 
feet or more, if necessary. It is 
thought that 200 feet more will do 
the trick. 

The Hollister Crude Oil com- 
pany will soon have a rig at work 
on the Chapelle ranch about live 
miles south of Hollister. Already 
enough stock has been sold to en- 
sure the success of the enterprise. 

Anather company called the 
Puritan has been organized to 
drill on the Cbapelle ranch, and it 
will be drilling as soon as possible. 

Lawyer Jeffersou has organized 
a company on the Baldwin ranch 
in the Gabilans, and is selling big 
blocks of stock at one cent a share. 

John A. Morgan and others of 
San Francisco have organized a 
company for the Flint hills north 
of the San Juan valley. 

Two companies will soon be at 
work on the Watson ranch in the 
south of Hollister. 

In fact there is a prospect of 
lively times ahead for the Hollis- 
terites if oil is struck in paying 
quantities, and there seems to be 
no doubt of that. 



In Accidental Btrll 

While pulling casing at wel 
tot the Santa Barbara 11 
tu! Land o mpni: 

hat the well was a inr 
than it was though 
well ;- 

foot I. 

what was thought 1 .thcr, 

creditable seepage was sin;' 

be latfa Inst., as the < 
was pulled past the mark.tlu 
suddenly tilled with oil to a depth 
(■I over 500 tret The: 

:t in the well. 

The people at the place got out 
a number of barrels of the oil with 
their bailer. It was heavy ami 
black, but it is stated that tbi 
a lighter grade of oil back of that 
taken out. 

They are now sure that there is 
oil on the property, and will pro- 
ceed at once with a second well 
located about 1000 feet from No. 1. 
The treasury is in ample funds and 
it will be the plan of the directors 
to drill with all possible speed 



For Sale or to Lease 

' '11. I. AM) i„ llu . 

Kern River, McKittrick and Sunset Districts 

el properl 



James R. r. Merahon 

Oil Und and Stockbrok, rrott Bnlldl 

Cal, 



»K 



The Lion 



Vice-president Cochrane and F. 
F. Weed visited the fields and 
found previous reports had not 
been exaggerated. While there 
they ordered large quantities of 
tankage to store the output of well 
No. 1 , and also made a contract with 
Jewett and Blodgett, who own the 
refinery on the Sunset field, to 
take the output on well No. 1. 
The capacity of the well still 
remains untested for the reason 
that the tankage has been insuffi- 
cient to contain the oil that would 
be necessary to thoroughly and 
fully test it, as it would overflow 
and run all over the sand and go 
to waste. In the course of ten 
days the Lion will be fully able to 
control the flow. 



New McKittrick Gusher. 

A flowing well has been struck 
by the Pacific Crude Oil company, 
which about two months ago made 
a location on forty acres belonging 
to the north-east quarter of sec- 
tion 24, 30-21, a short distance 
south of the celebrated McPher- 
son well. The company went 
through 300 feet of continuous oil 
sand to a depth of 922 feet, when 
drilling was discontinued and the 
well was plugged. After being 
perforated the oil began running 
freely, rising to a height of four 
feet above the casing. It continu- 
ed in a steady flow for twenty- 
four hours without a break, until 
it began to grow smaller, and final- 
ly stopped. A cap was then put 
on the well until proper pumping 
appliances could be put in, as 
most of the flowing wells have to 
be pumped ter insure a steady 
flow. 



The Occidental Strike- 

The Occidental Oil company's 
well on 2, 11-24 at Sunset will 
make a big producer as soon as 
some means are perfected for get- 
ting the oil and saving it. It is 
flowing between all the different 
sized casing, giving a double flow. 
A telegram from Mr. Moran, the 
superintendent, states that it is 
flooding the plain for two miles 
around. 

In Sunset, on 9, 10-23, the King 
Philip Oil company has erected a 
derrick and the machinery was 
placed, and drilling commenced on 
Saturday. They expect to strike 
oil in less than 600 feet. 



Sound Boom In Sunset. 

The present boom in the Sunset, 
McKittrick and Temblor districts 
is in reality on substantial basis, 
due to the number of producing 
wells, which is substantiating, and 
encouraging to the numerous com. 
panies now operating in these dis. 
tricts. The Inter Nos Oil and De- 
velopment company has 420 acres 
of the very choicest oil producing 
land in the above districts, where 
thiscompany will commence opera- 
tions at once, this policy being of 
sound business principles, which 
assures the purchaser of their 
stock a good and practically safe 
investment. The personnelof this 
company is composed of repre- 
sentative citizens and stands sec- 
ond to none. They have selected 
Messrs. Brust and Byrne as their 
general agents, who are author- 
ized to sell a limited number of 
shares at 25. The above proposi- 
tion will be investigated. The 
directorate is composed of the 
following gentlemen: McNunan; 
president; M. L- Culver, secretary, 
Brust and Byrne, general agents. 

O. B. Phelps, president of the 
Gray Gander Oil company, has 
come in from the field to their 
offices here, because of the absence 
of Secretary Abbott in the East. 



Co 3 ni « promoted and t. the raising of their developmen! 

PoLtown 
The monarch Oil Co Vrizona, Prudential Oil fnn, 

fm InHnJ L . an ? }, ," d Development Co., Sunset Center 
Oil and Developing Company ol Arizona, Vesuvius OU Co 

o Arizona, and Tiger Oil Co. ofArizona all in 



Kern county 



the Sunset district. 



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A Hitli Cln„s Drop Forced Steel Tool. 




Quick, effective and Positive in adjustment. The good qualities of 
Cham Pipe Wrench and Screw Pipe Wrench combined without hav 
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New York Office 121 Liberty Street 



SanFrancisco 
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Pacific Coast Machinery Company 



otherwise, 
guaranteed 



Dealers ir Crude Petrol- 
eum for fuel and gas als 
manufactures of the La 
kin Retort Oil Burner, u - 
eqalled for economy ' and 
eise of regulation. Com- 
plete oil burning plants 
our specialty. Oil deliv- 
ered in carload lots or by 
tank wagon or drum". 
Bakersfield', McKittrick or 
Coalinga oil in any quan- 
tity, long time contracts or 
Lowest prices, best aud most economicalequipment. Everything 
We also manufacture the Larkin Oil Filter for filtering dynamo and 

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_ alow u-iciiiuia«_LLiie llc jwarKiu cm ruier tor nitering dynamo aud 
machinery oils. In addition to our fuel oil busiuess we are also agents for the 
Stirling Water Tube Boiler, St. Louis Car Company, Missouri Car and Foundry 
Company, and the G. D. Boiler Cleaner Company If you are thinking of using 
Crude Petroleum for fuel give us acail. 

Pacific Coast Machinery Company, 12 Fremont Street, San Francisco 



The Excelsior Adjustable Round Hoop Tanks 

Are the 

Cheapest 

Most 

Practica 



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TANKS 

For Prices address 




30.000 Gal. Size 20-2^x14 feet high. 



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Fourth and Channel Sts. San' Francisco. Manuf rs and dealers in Lumber and House Hrnish 

C. A. HOOPER & CO., Agents 
204 Front street, - - • - San Francisco, Cal 



PACIFIC OIL RKfORfER 



(Continued from page 13.) 



drilling on the Pellissier tract in the 
local field. 

A formation yielding a light gravity 
oil has been struck at a depth of 43S feet 
in the Los Angeles local field by the Con- 
gress Oil and Pipe Line company. Its 
thickness has not yet been determined. 

In the neighborhood of the Palms 
the New Mexico Oil company has a well 
down 593 feet with good indications. 

The Rodeo Oil company has got rid of 
the water and it is estimated that their 
well is pumping forty barrels. 

On the Weid tract, the Oscar Bonner 
well No. 1 is reported as a three-barrel 
well. 

The Los Angeles City Oil company is 
down 1300 feet with its well No. 2. 

On the Gamier tract west of Western 
avenue, William Rily has obtained the 
right to drill on 160 acres. 

Near the Los Angeles Oil company's 
well is a new derrick belonging to Graves 
and company. 

The B. B. Oil company in the local 
field has three completed wells and four 
drilling. 

In the East Whittier district the New 
England Oil company's well is down a 
thousand feet but no oil. 

One thousand feet is the depth at- 
tained by the Raymond Oil company on 
section 25, near Whittier. 

One of the new O'Donnell under- 
reamers is to be used on the El Moro 
well near Whittier, which is now down 
800 feet. 

The Safe Oil company of Newhall has 



purchased and taken away the rig of the 
International, which was not successful 
in its operations around Whittier. The 
land has been leased to the Railway 
Postal Clerk's company. 

The Fidelity Oil company has a show- 
ing of oil in its well No. 4, at a depth of 
300 feet. This is different from the 
formation found in the other wells in the 
neighborhood of Whittier. 

ORANGB. 

The Union Oil company is spudding 
on well 14. 

The Brea Canyon company has put 
well 6 on the pump and finds it a good 
producer. 

The Fullerton Oil company has up 
another derrick and will begin drilling 
next week. 

The Brea Canyon Oil company has 
up another rig and the Onion has up two 
new rigs in the canyon. 

The Santa Fe is building the rig for 
No. 9 and has the grades made for 23 
and 24 and the places located for 25 and 
26. 

The Fullerton Consolidated has a rig 
up for No. 7. No. 5 is down 1000 feet in 
good oil sand and supplies enough gas 
tD run the engines. 

The Fullerton Consolidated has struck 
oil in its last well. Well 3 is pumping 
about eighty barrels daily. No. 1 is 
producing about 100 barrels. 

The Lexington Oil company has se- 
cured 450 acres in the Fullerton field and 
will begin drilling soon. The land is in 
Santa Fe district. 



The Western Star Oil company 
down 200 feet in their first well on the 
Garzida tract in the Puente hills and 
have a good showing for oil. 

The Santa Fe is working on well 22; 
This well is expected to be a fine pro- 
ducer as it is only about 100 feet from 
Hall's No. 1 — the great gusher and flow- 
ing well. 

The Puente Oil company lost the tools 
in well No. 5, but recovered them in 
short time. The company is drilling 
two other wells and reports good oil sand 

They will soon bore for oil one mile 
north and one-half mile east of the old 
Liberty well. There are very good sur 
face indications for oil on the land 
selected for the Chino's second well. 

The Santa Fe will begin drilling ten 
new wells at once; the machinery is on 
the way here now. About forty new 
men will be employed on these wells. 
Several extra hands have already been 
employed lo do the grading and rig 
building. 

Columbia's No. 7 is pumping sixty 
barrels regularly. No. 9 is down 550 
feet; No. 1250 feet; No. 10, 500, and are 
all good wells. Rigs are being built for 
No. 11 and No. 2 on the Hardlson tract. 
No. 6 has to be cleaned. 

A visitor to the Fullerton Consolidated 
plant reports that the company owns a 
well which is now producing fifty bar- 
rels a day in spite of the fact that the 
casing has not been perforated. What it 
will do when perforated remains to be 
seen. 

The derrick of Graham and Loftus 
well 10 burned to the ground Sunday 
morning. No. 1 was working at the time 



and as there was no gas or fire no one 
knowns how it caught. This well is 
down 700 feet and is in good oil sand. 
The rig will be rebuilt at once. 

Owing to the heavy output of gas at 
the Columbia company's wells a light or 
fire is very dangerous. Several men 
have been burned and they are arrang- 
ing to put in a private electric light 
plant which will furnish steam to 
run the plant and all the wells will be 
lighted by electricity. 

The report that the Chino Oil com- 
pany is abandoning its well is without 
foundation. The company has struck 
water but it has been cased off. The oil 
seepages that have been struck makes 
the well good for ten barrels daily. 

SANTA BARBARA. 

No. 32 of the Sunset was finished Sat- 
urday at 427 feet. 

John French has started prospecting 
on the Curtis Wilkins lease at Carpin- 
teria, and is down no feet. 

The new 5oo-barrel cooking tank be- 
longing to the Sunset at Summerland 
has been set up and Foreman Younce is 
engaged in putting in the steam connec- 
tions . 

The sixty-barrel well of the Duquesne 
Oil company at Summerland is increas- 
ing its output, and is now reported to 
be doing eighty-one barrels. 

The Gaviota Oil company, drilling 
west of Summerland, has commenced 
spudding on its second well. 

Three new wells are to be drilled a 
once on the wharf of the Santa Barbara 
Oil company at Summerland. 

Electricity has been successfully used 





GRAY 
GAMDER 



Special Attention 

Special attention is called to the loca- 
tion of its properties. 

Value of investment can be estimated 
from the following; 

Office Pacific Coast Underwriting Company, V 
504 Parrott Building, > 

San Francisco, Cal., August 8, 1900J 
We hereby certify that we have underwrttien 
the stock of the Gray Gander Oil Company 
and the advantages are as follows: 

1st The stock is fully paid and non-assessable. 
2nd The buyers are guaranteed DOI^AR for 
DOI,IyAR of all money invested in this stock. 
3rd The stock is preferred, 
4th We will loan from 40 to 50 per cent of the 
par value to the holders of this stock at any 
ime. 

5th The bonds used to guarantee the stock 
are obtained in this city and can be easily in» 
sti gated, 

E. D. COOLEY, President, 
W. B. BURROWS, Secretary 




Oil Comp'ny 

Incorporated under the laws of South 
Dakota June 21. 1900. 

Capital stock 200,000 shares; par 
value $1 each, Treasury stock 100,000 
shares; sold with guarantee for devel 
opment purposes. 

OFFICERS 

President O. B. PHELPS 

Vice-President J. L.DOBLE 

Secretary G. F.ABBOTT 

Write or call at office 330 Pine street 

rooms 44 and 45, for special indue 
meats for short time 



PACIFIC OIL 



for pumping in the Summerland field by 
the Seaside Oil company for the past six 
months. This company it DOW put 
a new fifty horse-power engine an-; 

The But! ration 

company, located less than a mile from 
the Hsperanza company, began drilling 
■ 'ii the nth inst. with mic 
rotary drills. Within four hunrs after 
feet and l>\ 
lay bad attained a depth 
feet, when a break in the cngim 
pelled them to shut down temporarily 

VBRTOI 

The Kellcrman well, north ..| thl 
"f 1'iru. lias Knack ci I in its 

second hole. 

The Crown Kine. Oil is got 

i too feet in its well north of the 
K.unona tract. 

The Western S 
of the Scape canyon, is building ■ nj; on 
its property. 

ii A. ivers has four wells completed 
near the mouth of the Sespe canyon and 
is drilling on the fifth. 

The Searchlight Oil company lias a 
rig up ready to begin work, south of the 
Sespe Canyon company's property. 

The Ceutral-l'nion Oil company's well 
near Barsdale in Ventura county, is now 
down 400 feet. The Erie, directly west 
from this, has had trouble with a cave-in 

Grading the roads to the property of 
the Sespe Canyon Oil company is nearly 
completed and the first will be drilled as 
soon as the lumber and tools can be put 
on the ground. 



The RamooaOilcompaoy hu finished 
first well, near 
well and is securing enough wata 

I purposes 
down 600 (, 
has atruck an oil stratum. 

■ K a well a 
a lower 1 

Asphtllt FaCtOPN ill South 

The I 

ilt company ! nt 

Otiis|x>, nenr Long B< 

les county, leted 

their run on asphalt manufacture 
for the season, a> t! i can 

only be used t<>r paving in the 
rn cities in the summertime, 
■ ■ii account of interruption 
wink from snow and Trust. They 
will begin their manufacturing 
again in February when they will 
commence in till their contracts 
amounting to <>vcr eight thousand 
tuns or about seventy-five thou- 
sand barrels. 

In connection with this company 
the Sunset Oil Refinery company 
in the same Ideality is ready to 
begin refining the crude oil of this 
state into gasoline, distillate, and 
oil for illuminating and lubricating 
purposes. This company lias now 
a capacity of twelve hundred bar- 
rels per [day of crude oil, and will 
add eight more stills and other ap- 
paratus, until they can about 
double the present amount of out- 
put. The pay-roll carries about 
thirty men and the company pays 
out to one railroad about $25,000 a 
year in freight charges. 






Kern Field Golnji North 

The Edgar Oil compan 
ing on 1 - : ;emc 

north, has opened up the field in 
another d The 1 

any well was 1 lov 

:i a rich 




ipped, the drill going intt 
venty-fivc feet It seems uov 
:i that the company 

Well. Til: 



W. FORGIE 

MiHiul»cUiin 

OIL fr GAS WELL • 
• • • RIG IRONS 

Sand Keels. 

Anns and Pins. The 

Original Tool Wrench 

ing .lack, the best and 

. beapeal on the mar- 
ket 



For prices, etc., inquire of 
D, HOOKER Los Angeles, Cal., \V. PORGIB, Washington, la 




Main Shops. 



office. 

MARIETTA, OHIO 




IilflCOliN Olli COMPANY 



J, H. EDSON, Secretary and Manager 

Central Bank Building, 



Oakland, Cal. 



rixpert's Report. 



San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 25, 1900 
The Lincoln Oil Co. — Gentlemen — I 
have made an examination of the prop- 
erty owned by your company, to wit: the 
southwest quarter of the northeast quar- 
ter of section 7, township 28 south, range 
28 east, M. D. B. & M. 

From the exhibit of frequent OUT- 
CROPS of OIL SAND, PRIMARY 
SHALES, etc., on this property, I have 
no hesitancy in paying that your property 
lies within the prolific table oil belt run- 
ning west of north, through the Kern 
River District, and I am satisfied from in 
dubitable surface indications that wells 
drilled on this property should be prolific 
yielders of oil tunning over 15 degrees 
Baume. — an ideal fuel oil. 

Very sincerely yours 

M. M. OGDEN 
Field Expert Producers' Oil Exchange, 
San Francisco.Cal. 



Lincoln Oil Company 

The LINCOLN OIL COMPANY is coming to the front. They 
report a ready sale of the first issue of Treasury Stock, 4500 shares 
being purchased by one party last week. With plenty of funds now 
in the Treasury, and with their business entrusted to enterprising 
men, the stockholders can be assured of the rapid development of the 
company. Investors will do well to secure some of the remaining 
shares of their first issue at 25 cents. The next will sell for twice that 
amount. 



STOCK UNDERWRITTEN 

OFFICE 

Pacific Coast Underwriting Company 

504 PAPROTT BUILDINC 

S. F., Cal., Sept. 20, 1900. 
We hereby certify that we have underwritten the stock of the 
" Lincoln Oil Company " and the advantages are as follows: 
1 st. The stock is fully paid and non-assessable. 
2nd. The buyers are guaranteed dollar for dollar of all 
money invested in this stock. 
3rd. The stock is preferred. 

4th. We will loan from 40 to 50 per cent of the par value to the 
holders of this stock at any time. 

5th. The bonds used to guarantee the stock are obtained in this 
city and can be easily investigated. 

E. D. COLEY, President, 

W. B. BURROWS, Secreta 13. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



OIL DIRECTORY. 

Leading Companies Now Operat- 
ing in California. 



ALMOTA OIL MINING CQMPANY. Incor- 
porated July 14, 1900. Capital, $250,000. Num- 
ber of shares, 250,000. Land, 160 acres in the Mc- 
Kittrick district, Kern county. Officers and direct- 
ors — C. Hunsaker, president, P. S. Montague, vice- 
president, E. D. Dement, secretary and treasurer, 
John T. "Washington, S. Hallo well. Depository, 
Anglo-Californian Bank. Office, 4S6 Parrott build- 
ing, San Francisco. Telephone, South 795. Shares 
25 cents. Raised December 1st to 50 cents. Agents 
wanted. 



A MERICAN FUEL OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1 

Location Los Angeles county. 

Officers and Directors, Geo. Easton, president; 
Geo. W Henderson, vice-president; W L Valen- 
tine, secretary; George D Easton, Leon Phipps. 
Office 638 Market street San Francisco. 



B 



UCKHORN OIL & TRANSPORTATION 00. 



Capital $200,000 

20,000 shares at $10 

Location. Ventura county. 150 acres tworniles 
south of Buckhorn. 

Officers- Martin I W Smith, president; Wor- 
thington Ames, secretary; F L Forreston, AM 
Allen and George B Merrill. 

Office; 801 Montgomery street, San Francisco. 

T>ACHELORS' OIL CO. 

Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1, 

Location, 1460 acres Bakersfield and Sunset. 

Officers: S F Barstow, president: W IPixley. 
1st vice president; Tyree A Bell, 2d vice-president ; 
Ambrose Harris, secretary: H L Gear, attorney; 
Germania Trust Co., treasurer, 

Office, 612 Examiner Building. 



B 



EAR STATE OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

Locaion, Fresno county. 

Officers — Chas. Owens, president; S. Aspland 
secretary; Geo. Buecker, treasurer; P. B. Nagle 
attorney. 

Office, 916 Market st., room si. 



B 



ONITA OIL CO. 



Capital,., $500,000 

200,000 shares at $2.50. 

Location: 160 acres in Sunset district, Kern 
county. 

Officers and Directors— O B Burns, president; 
WmE Stevens, vice-president; F J Brugiere, sec- 
retary and treasurer; Samuel Hubbard, J F Mc- 
Carthy, G G Kenny. 

Office: 807 Claus Spreckels building, San Fran- 

sco, Cal. 

/"CALIFORNIA ROCK-OIL COMPANY, 

Capital 1,000,000 shares 

Par value, $1.00. 

Location: 80 acres :a section 28, Coalinga district, 
Fresno county, and 700 acres in Big Panoche dis- 
trict, San Benito county. 

Officers and Directors : Duncan Hayne, presi- 
dent; William Craig, vice-president; Victor F 
Seawell. secretary; Union Trust Company, Depos- 
itory; W C Herbert, H G Stevenson, D T C Per- 
kins, M E Stanford. 

Office: 616 Hearstbuilding, San Francisco, Cal 



CALIFORNIA OIL AND GAS CO. 

Capitalization $2,000,000 

200,000 shares at $10. 

Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. Stock 
uon-assessable. 

Location, Fresno county; section 13, townsip 19 
south, range 14 east, and sections 9, 15, 19, 21, 27 
and 29, township 19 south, range 15 east. M D B 
and M. 

Officers: W H H Hart, president; R J Davis 
ecretary ; W M Graham, H J Umbsen, D E Hayes 
ndWH Snedaker 
Office: 149 Crocker Bldg., San Francisco. 

COMMONWEALTH OIL COMPANY. Capita 
stock only $100,000. Shares 1$ each. 
This company owns 320 acres of oil land in the 
famous Kern River district, 32, 26-28. Owns its 
etire nrig outfit of machinery, tools, derrick, en- 
gines, houses, tanks and wagons. Everything 
paid for and not a penny of debt. Only a limited 
amount of stock for sale. Robert Mills, presi- 
dent; G. B. Hoagland, M. D., vice-president; R. 
F. Fullington. superintendent; Chas Conklin 
secretary. 667 Market street. San Francisco, Cal. 



/"CYGNET PETROLEUM CO. 

Capital $150,000 

50,000 shares at $3. 

Location — Fresno county. 

Directors— Chas. L Fair, J. C. B. Hebbard, G has 
J. Heggerty, Chas. A. Lee, JohnC. McElroy. 

Office— 561 Parrott Building. 

Tel.— South 184. 

QALIFORNIA MUTUAL OIL COMPANY. 

Capital, $500,000; 500,000 shares at$i. Location, 
N % of NE 1/, S28 T28, R 28 E, Kern Kiver Dis- 
trict; NE % S 12, T 27, R 26 E, Poso District, 
Kern county; Rancho La Purissima, Lompoc Dis- 
trict, Santa Barbara Countv. Offiers— John H 
"Wise, President; Wm. H Busch, Vice President; 
Arthur B Price, Supt; Depository, Wells, Fargo 
& Go's Bank; E A Kluegel, Secretary. Office, No 
212 Sansome street, San Francisco, Cal. Tele- 
phone, Main 683 Stock selling at par 



J7QU1TABLE OIL CO. 

Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5. 
Locat.on: Kern county: Southwest y x of section 
township 25 south, range 17 east, M D M. 
Officers: Chas Bone, president; J H Say re, sec- 
retary; Eugene de Sabla, M A Christeseu and R 
C Atkins. 
Office: 405 Montgomery street, room 5. 

FAMOSA OIL & INVESTMENT COMPANY 
Incorporated August 22 1900, under thelaws 
of South Dakota. Capital, $350,000. Nunber of 
shares, 350,000. Land, 320 acres — 160 acres in 
Kern River district, 160 acres in Sunset district. 
All stock guaranteed by the Tacific Coast Under- 
writers' Association. Officers— President, John P 
Albro, San Franciscc, vice-president, A J Munton. 
San Francisco, secretary, T A Shepard, Oaklaud, 
general manager, S D Miner, Oakland, treasurer, 
Germania Loan & Trust Company. Directors- 
John P Albro, A J Munton, T A Shepard, S D 
-Miner, Capt E F Whitney, Frank Du Bois. Office 
393 Parrott building, San Francisco. 



G 



RAY GANDER OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at$i, 

Location: Section 7, 28-28, section io, 28-27, sec- 
tion 22, 28-27, Kern county. 

Officers— O B Phelps, president; J L Doble, vice- 
president; G F Abbott, secretary; Safe Deposit 
and Trust Co., treasurer. 

Directort— O B Phelps, J L Doble, G F Abbott, 
T M Anton, J E Morns. 

Office,— 330 Pine street, San Francisco. 



|"»*REAT NORTHERN OIL CO. 

Capital $600,000 

600 000 shares at $1. 

Location: The N% of the N% of the SE 1 / Sec. 
22, and the S 1 ^ of theS 1 ^ of the SE 1 / Sec. 22, T. 
19 S., R. 15 E-, Oil City, Coalinga district, Fresno 
county. 

Own 80 acres in the Coalinga district, Fresno - 
county. 

Officers: Hon. W. J. Westerfield, president; W, 

B Denuison, secretary and treasurer. 

Office: 783 Market street, San Francisco. 



T S POTTS Oil, LAND AND DEV. COMPANY 

Capital $600,000 

par value $2 . 

Location: 600 acres in the Sunset and McKit- 
trick districts, partly in Kern and partly in San 
Luis Obispo county. 

Officers aud directors: J S Potts, M D, presi- 
dent; Gavin McNab, vice-president; J B Hatcher, 
secretary; J A Logan, treasurer; D W Burchard. 
counselor. 

Crocker- Wool worth N tional Bank, depository 

Office: iol6 Market street, San Francisco", Cai 



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ETTLFMAN HILLS PETROLEUM CO. 



|"»UINDA OIL COMPANY. 

Capital $20,000 

200 shares at $:oo each. 

Location: i6oacresin Colusa county, section 34, 
township 13 north, range 3 west, M D M, on Salt 
Creek; also 1300 acres of leased lands in various 
sections in Colusa and Yolo counties 

Officers: H L Swain, president; D H Goodrich 
vice-president; A J Strattou, treasurer; F M Par 
cells, secretary; W D Reynolds, G H Jackson 



f>RAND PACIFIC OIL CO. 

Capital $ 1.500,000 

1,500,000 shares at $1 each. 

Location: 160 acres in Sunset district Kern 
county; 160 acres in McKittrict Kern county; 80 
acres in Contra Costa county; 1280 acres in Coal- 
inga district, Fresno county; 640 acres in Kettle- 
man district, Kings countv. 

Officers — A G Deardorff president; JM Merrill, 
vice-president; John Choice, secretary; Wells- 
Fargo Bank, depository; F A Berlin, attorney; 
Franklin Person, superintendent agencies. 

Office: Rooms 412, 413, 414 Parrott Building, San 
Francisco. 

T E Pollock, Arizona representative, president 
Arizona Central Bank, Flagstaff, Arizona. 



Capital $200,000. 

200,000 sharesat $1. 

Location: NW'i Sec. 15, Twp. 23 S., R. 18 E., 
Kings county, 160 acres in Kettleman Hills dis- 
trict. 

Officers— Chas C Crowley, president; John Fer- 
rin, vice-president; Frank C Fabeus, secretary 
and treasurer; Frank P Kelly, attorney; Chas W 
Nelson, D Holland, WmJ O'Connor. Depository, 
Union Trust Co. 

San Francisco office— Room 53. Thurlow block, 
126 Kearny st. 

Chicago office— Marquette bldg; J S Purdy, agt. 

Member of the California Petroleu ji Miners' As- 
sociation. 



LION OIL COMPANY. Incrporated under the 
laws of Arizona. Capitaofooo.ooo. Number 
of shares, 500,000. Land, 80 acres in Sunset dis- 
trict. Directors — Dr. A. S. Cook, M. F. Cochrane 
D. S. Stanley, F. F. Weed, T. M. Gardiner, I J 
Truman, Jr., P. F. Betts. Officers— Dr.A.S. Cook, 
president, M. F. Cochrane first vise.president, D. 
S. Stanley, second vice-president, F. F.Weed, sec- 
retary, T. M. Gardiner, treasurei. Office, 927 
Market street (Emma Spaeckels building), Room 
316, San Fraucisco. 



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ADERA CRUDE OIL CO. 



Capital $100, 00c 

100,000 shares at $1. 

Location, NE 1 / section 29, aud NE^ section 35, 
township 11, north, range 24, west, S B B and M, 
Sunset district. 

Officers and Directors: W C Tighe, president; 
Joe Bancroft, vice-president ; J L Ragesdale, 
treasurer; J E Chapin, secretary; WWW Hun- 
ter; J N Goode, W A Waddell. 

Office: Masonic Temple Building, Madera, Cal. 



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Oil & Development Co- 



State Mineralogist A. S. Cooper has examined our 
lands and located wells for us, and his report will appear 
in the forthcoming issue of this paper. Watch for it. 

We have purchased our rig and let the contract to 
erect our derrick, and drilling will immediately follow. 

Stock can be had at 75c per share for only a few 
days longer. 



TTERCUI,ES Oil CO. = 

3 ' jy£ONTEREY Oil, DEVELOPMENT CO. 



Capital Sioo.ooo, 100.000 shares at $i oo 

Location SWJi of section 4, township 21 S R 
16 E, Fresno county in the Kreyeuhagen District 
Directors -Rndolph Mohr, Jno. F. Seymour. Fred 
,5? gemaim ' Leo Poi-kwitz. Adolph' Loesbach 
Office— 30. Flood Bldg 



JNTER NOS Oil, & DEVELOPMENT CO 

Ca P ital ■ $400,000 

400 000 shares at Si par value. 

Location: 410 acres in different sections of the 
McKittrick and Sunset districts in Kern county 

Officers and Directors— M C Nunan, president' 
A M Cox, vice president; J F Harris, treasurer; M 
L Culver, secretary; CW Duffie, superintendent 
of construction; Andrew Christenseu, Jas A Wil- 
son, Frank Serveria, C M Culver. 

Office: Rooms 39 aud 40, Crocker building, San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Office hours from 10 a m t04pra. 



INDEPENDENCE OIL CO. 

Ca P ilal }6oo,oo- 

600, coo shares at$i. 

Location: Oil City, on the SW^ of the NEW of 
Sec 28. T. to S.,R. 15 E., Fresno county, and 
within a half mile of the famous Section 20. 

Officers: W c Herbert, president: L L Nelson 
vice-president; Duncan Hayne, William Craig' 
Dr J S Potts, Brewton A Hayne, secretary; Onion 
rust Comp any, treasurer and depository 
' Room 435 Parro tt Building. S. F 



Office: 



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L N T OIL COMPANY. 



Capital stock Swd.ooo 

500,000 shares, par value, $1 per share. 
Location: 320 acres in the Great Coalinga Dis- 
trict. The laud is described as the W 1 : of section 
3, township 10, south, range 1" east, M D B and M 

ces, 552 Pari ott building, San Francisco, Cal [building/ SauPranrisco' 



Capi tal -, 

^ ' $1,000,000 

r.000,000 shares at $1 each. 
Location of lands: Coalinga oil fields, Fresno 
county, 160 acres; Panoche oil fields, San Benito 
county, 160 acres; Monterey county oil belt, 428c 

Officers: Dr J L Roberts, president; TBS Malt- 
by, vice-president; J F Moore, secretary D I 
Houghton, treasurer; Bank of Monterey, deposi- 

Office at Monterey City, Cal. 



TyrOTjNT SHASTA OIL AND DEVELOP 
rI„»?i e S* Com P™y- Incorporated July 10, 1900 
Capital $2,0,000; Number of shares, 250,000 
H' "2° acres-650 in Shasta county, 50 in 
Colusa County. 200 in Napa county and "o in 
\olo county. Officers-President Thos A Fin 
wl ,' " c T e -P res ' d «" S B de Silva, treasurer Ed. 
win R Lawson; sscretary, Dr, F. Plyrnire Di- 
rectors -WA Harvey. M. D„ Edwin R Lawson- 
Dr. F A Plyrnire. Highland F. Fiunell, D. B 
P.ym.re M D office, room 44, 6 Eddy street! 
St Ann s Building. San Francisco. Telephone 
Keo.,321. Adolphus E. Graupuer, attorney for 
company. * 



OHIO OIL COMPANY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Capital stock *nn nnn— *r ps>r~h Thi* -„.„ 



pauy owns and controls 320 acres in the Fresno- 
San Benito district, and 800 acres in Contra Costa 
county. Officers aud directors— B F McKinlev 
president; W H Russell, vice-president C C 
Cleaves, secretary aud manager; Columbian Bank- 
ing company, treasury; W E Amamm. general 
S "f^nt; D P Kellogg; E A Gilbert. A P 
Shepard, directors, office-606 Hearst (Examiner) 



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RIENTAL OIL COMPANY. 



Cr.pital $100,00 

100,000 shares at $i. 

Location: SEJ4 Sec. 26, Twp. 23 S., R. 17 E., 
Kings county, Kreyeuhagen Oil District. 

Officers: L B McMurtry, president; H H Har- 
low, vice-president; E W Kay, seretary and man- 
ager 

Office. Room 506 Pa rott Bldg., San Francisco 

[>OINT RICHMOND OIL COMPANY. 

Incorporated August 7. 1900 Capital $100,000 
Number of shares 100,000 Land in Contra Costa 
County Officers and directors — President, Henry 
B Russ, capitalist; Vice President, J C Martin, 
road foreman of engines S P R R Co. Treasurer, 
I W Taber, President Taber Photo Co, Secretary, 
Arthur Wheeler, attorney S D Woods, member 
of Congress for Second District, Stockton. A Kel- 
ler, agent S P R R Co, Alameda Point. J O Denny, 
journalist, San Francisco. Office, room 41, fifth 
floor, Mills Building, San Francisco, Telephone, 
Main 1765. 
PETROLEUM CENTER OIu CO 

Capital $500,000 

500.000 shares at $1.00 

Officers— William Johnson, president; H Van 
Bergen, vice-president and treasurer, G S Clark, 
secretary. William Johnson, H Van Bergen, S 
Richmond, M J McGarry, J W Schaffer. 

Office — Room 29, Third floor Mills, building. 

Location: Kern county. 640 acres in sections, 
township 28 south, range 28 east, 20 acres in the 
SEU of section 28, same township aud range, aud 
80 acr.es in the W% of the N% of section 13, town- 
ship 29 south, range 28 east, and 40 acres in the 
SE& of the SE}£ of section 24, township 28 south, 
range 27 east. Total, 780 acres. 
Los Angeles office, 30 Bryson b'ock. M J McGarry 
Agent 



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MX. CRUDE OIL COMPANY 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5 
Location, Los Angeles county. 
Officeis and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- 
dent; Wendell Easton vice-president; W S 
Armstrong, secretary; F W Sumner, E W Run- 
yon, George W Henderson, H F Bulwer, Geo. 
Easton, J L Rathbone, C S Benedict. 
Office: 638 Market street, San Francisco. Cal. 



SECTION SIX OIL COMPANY. Incorporated 
under the laws of Arizona (non-assessable). 
Capital, $300,000. Number of shares, 300,000, 
Land, 730 acres in Poso creek and Kettleman dis- 
tiicts, Kern county. Officers and Directors — H 
Lacy, president, San Francisco; W H Shafer, C E. 
first vice-president, Selma; Tyree A Bell, second 
vice-president, Fresno; Ambrose Harris, secre- 
tary, San Francisco; W T Baggett and H L Gear, 
attorneys, Sau Francisco. M Roehm, W H East- 
man, D G Dexter, Dr, J E de S Bettencourt, San 
Francisco, Germania Trust Company, treasurer, 
Hon C H Acres, Arizona representative. Offices, 
611, 6t2, 613 Hearst building. San Frcucisco. 



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AN ARDO CONSOLIDATED OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $[. 

Location: San Ardo district, Monterey county 
320 acres, towships 22 S., range 9 E-, and 22 S. 
range 10 E. 

Officers aud Directors— President, G. W.Fletch- 
er, vice-presideut, J. S. Foulds, treasurer, B. A. 
W01 thiugton. H. J. Small, E- E. Wade, A. W. 
Colver, E. C. Newell. 

Office — Room 9, second floor, Mills building, San 
Fraucisco. 



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AN JOSE PETROLEUM CO. OF PANOCHE 

Capital $500,000 

.soo.ooo shares, par vaiue, $1 . 

Location: Panoche District, San Benito couuty. 
California, &4oacres east half section 12, township 
15 south, range n east; west half section 7, town 
snip 15 south, range 10, east. 

Officers aud Directors — H W Coukliug.presi 
der* - Allen Brant, vice-president; D A Porter, 
seci^.irv; C A Bothwell, treasurer; J C Conkling 
S H Langford, J C Griffith and C H Field. 

Brant and Brown, attorneys. 

Office : Room 1, 85 S First st., San Jose, Cal. 



COLANO OIL AND DEVELOPMENT CO. 

Incorporated under the laws of the state of Ari- 
zona, October 3, 1900. 

Capital stock, 200,000 shares, valued at $1 per 
share, or $200,000. 

Location: 1200 acres in Solano county, Califor- 
nia, three miles from Vallej o and within two 
miles of San Fraucisco Bay. 

Officers: I. Freeman, president; Mas Kahn, 
vice-president; M. M, Kahn, secretary, Hugo D. 
Newhouse, attorney. 

Depository: First National Bank of San Fran- 
cisco. 

Safe Deposit Vaults, Union Trust company, San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Directors, -E. Pander, M. M. Kahn, Max Kahn, 
W. D. Newhouse, B. Heyman, Arizona Repre- 
sentative, I Freeman. Office, 1327 and, 1329 Mar- 
ket street, San Francisco. 



SALINAS OIL COMPANY. Incorporated Oc- 
tober g, 1900. Capital, $r, 000,000. Numberof 
shares, 1,000,000. Land, 2000 acres in Monterey 
county. Officers and Directors— President, W N 
McCarthy, San Francisco; vice-president, J J 
Gunn. Independence; treasurei, WN McCarthy; 
secretary, J B Olsen, San Francisco; attorney, 
Hon Eugene F Bert, San Francisco. Office- 
Room 584 Parrott Building, San Francisco. 



CUPERIOR OIL COMPANY. 

Capital stock. 500,000 shares, par value $1 each, 

5960 acres of land in the Sunset, and McKittrick 
district. 

Two Standard rigs operating at present time. 

Treasury stock at 18 cents. 

Officers and Directors— R S Aston, president; J 
W Dixon, vice-president; J W Crosland, secretary 
and treasurer, Wm. M Largess* W W Kelly and 
W G Wallace. Attorney, C C Cowgill. Office, No. 
17 Galtes block. Bakersfield. Cal. 



rriHREE STATES OIL CO. Limited. 

Capital $1,000,000 

1,000,000 shares at $1. 

Location : 240 acres in McKittrick and Sunsei 
Districts, Kern county. 

Officers: Hon John H Shine, president; W R 
Thomas, 1st vice-president; T A Bell, 2d vice- 
president ; Ambrose Harris, secretary; E S Tutt, 
Hou E P Colgan, I N Puttison, M F Lew. 

Office— 612 Examiner Building. 



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S. OIL AND MINING CO. 



Capital $300,000. 

Par value, $1 per share. 

Locatiou: 320 acres in Kern River District, 160 
acres in section 27, 11-24 Sunset district, near Blod- 
gett & Jewett wells, no acres on fraction 26, 12-24, 
near Monarch, adjoining Jewett, Blodgett & Be a 
gusher. L. M. Underwood, president, F Ketelh ut 
secretary. „,.,„. 

Office— 211 19th stre t, Bakersfield, Cal, 



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TIHY, 
QtpltAl Mock f 150,000 divided into 150.000 
tares of the par vmluc of ft each I. oocatio 
•i6» 99-100 acre* in south half of south half of 
south half, tcctkia 6. 39-Ju. and lot> 
containing >>4 tttfTcs. same MCtfon 
district Officers— Hon John k v 1 1 
dent. C B Coaguoo. viee-pr. 
secretary; DO Overall, suncrintendenl 
Finch Bank of BakervfiV ■'. 

San Prancisco office- Hod. John R Ait km 
Clonic hmldinf. jdj California street 



-yoSRMITR OH. COM! ' 

Cap4ul j . . 

100.000 shares it fi 00 

5052 acres located tn Krcn Rt\rr Mc Kit trick 
and Collnra Ott District 

Officers: A B Capp. Pressdenl H 

? resident W W Catnroo McrcUt - 
rcasurer. Crocxer-woolworth Hint 1> 
Direct or*, las O M»?inrr 
Davis. •• 
Office— Room tj Crocker mdc . Sao Prancisro 



VTOUKN CRUDE OIL CO. 

Capital 

100,000 shares at il.aa 

Location. Los Angeles c 

Orficersan^ < -nry I C.ockei 

nlent. Wendell Baatoa. rice- president . W 
■troop, secreury: I L RathNm- 
too. C S Benedict. Geo. Rastoo. Ino K Mei 
W Sumner m ! Tsoo. 

Office 6j8 Market street. Sao Fraocisco. 

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100.000 shares at $; 
Location: ftio acre* in HumLrMt county 
Officers: CUu« Kr-wer nrenJenl A F Coffin 
▼fee- president; II C TilJen. K L Dow. N if 
L P Swain, secretary. 

Office: ji: Tine street. San Frandso. Cal. 
Telephone — Main 671 

OCCIDENTAL OTJ 
OF WEST VIRGINIA 

Capital stock 600.000 shares par value, $1.00. 

Officers: Wm. C rites, president: F M Graham, 
vice-president; J. B. Bats, treasurer; C. B. H.iil 
stone, secretary; T. L, Moran. manager; Kci n 
Valley Bank. Cal, Depository. 

M. R. Goldberg, ,Sj Ninth street Oakland. Cal 

OCCIDENTAL OIL COMPANR 
OF WEST VIRGINIA 

Capitpl slock. 600.000 shares par value. $1.00 

Officers— Wm. Crites. president; F. M. Graham, 
vice-president; J. B. Bats, treasurer; C. K. Hail 
stone, secretary; T. L- Moran, manager; Kern 
Valley Bank. Cal.. depository. 

Mostellar & Allen, San Francisco Agents, 346 
Parrott Bldg. Telephone, Jessie 1683. 



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■pportnnitie.forint;™ g rtudl-, 

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dso to a less extent in Saul 

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erally. It happened some milli 

ut is new in tin- sense that it 
has never, ~> f.ir i> known, been noted 
anywhere in the world bv geolog 
been mentioned in any former contribu- 
tion t" tlu- literature of that science, 

This newly reported pbemonenton is 
the intrusion of bituminous sandstones 
Upward into fissured shales. In position 
these Intrusions resemble dykes ol ig- 
rocks. which hava been formed bv 
molten material from below filling 
fissures in overlying formations, hut in 
the case of these sandstone intrusions 
the underlying strata of bituminous 
sands have simply been forced by titanic 
pressure upward into fissures in overly- 
ing strata, often from a depth of a 
thousand feet. 

Rock intrusions are very familiar phe- 
nomena, but this is the first time that 
intrusions of sandstone have been noted, 
and for various reasons they are remark- 
able and of peculiar interest. In these 
i uses cracks were formed in beds of 
shale as they were uplifted, tilted, or 
folded, and the same force simply squeez- 
ed the sandstones upward into the cracks. 

Now sandstone is not material that is 
often squeezed into cracks to putty them 
up and in these cases it was possible 
only because the sandstones were bitu- 
tuinized and so given a degree of plasti- 
city. Being plastic they were in a con- 
dition to so obey the tremendous forces 
that were exerted on them. When 




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broken themselves, they remained a 
homogeneous mass and where fissures 
above them opened they crept upward 
through the fissures, the process being 
also favored by the lubrication afforded 
by the petroleum. Nature formed molds 
in harder rocks, greased them and filled 
them with sandstones just to show Cali- 
fornians what she could do if she tried. 
Accordingly to the verbal account by- 
Mr. Couper, upon which this article is 
b sed, these intrusions range in thick- 
ness from forty feet to that of a knife 
blade. They transgress the shales gen- 
erally at right angles to the plane of 
bedding. They have been observed 
chiefly along a few miles of the coast of 
S anta Cruz county, where the strata are 



three 
in tli ■ 

this plu'ii 

ing illustrates In mi ideal a d the petroleum miners ol the 

Thc\. however, gen- twentieth century, A. D., lo giving 

eralh branch in all directions following plain tips to smart men as to wh< 

the original breaks, showing here great has buried oil sands and what is in them, 

and there being extremely thin. It is a sort ol ready-made prospecting 

As these semi-plastic sandstones were begun at the bottom and finished at the 

thus forced upward the; retained a high top. Thej are " oil indications " not 

degree of hardness and so the shales before studied b> oil men If bitumin- 

slu.w .1 slight turning upward along the " lls sands are thus exposed ill the strala- 

i the fissures. Another pueno- '"'' rocks a) the surface with various 

ntcnon, also evidencing the tremendous 

force which nature used at the time, is 
illustrated iii the accompanying ideal 
drawing. When the top of the hard 
shale bed was readied, if the superin- 
cumbent bed of detritus or other forma- 
tion was not too thiei ad so too heavy, 



plain evidences thai from 

below upward, the certain deduction is 
thai bituminized sands exist below, 
though the] maj nowhere outcrop and 

One may be certain that a d I ill sell! .low n- 
ward would reach an oil sand at some 
point, whatever might be the am., mil .,| 




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•ST.- 



An Intrusion of Bituminous Sandstone that has Weathered Faster than Its Wall: 

of Shales. 



the aspiring sandstones lifted this super- 
incumbent bed and forced its way for a 
little distance horizontally under it. 

These intrusions have been so far gen- 
erally observed to occur near the apex of 
a gentle anticline, showing that the anti- 
clines were more fissured on the top 
than along the sides. Mr. Cooper states 
that the geological evidences show that 
these intruding sands came from a depth 
of about iooo feet. 

Another interesting feature has result- 
ed from the relative hardness of the 
intrusions and the shales they entered. 
When the sandstone carried a high per- 
centage of bitumen, the latter hardened 
and so indurated the sandstone, making 
it harder than the shale. Then where 
denudation occurred the shale was worn 
away more rapidly- than the intruding 
formation, letting the latter protrude as a 
quartz vein so often does. 

Ill other cases the shale was harder 
than the intrusion and so the latter wore 
away most rapidly-, creating a ditch and 
baring the original walls of the fissure. 
The accompanying halftone shows such 
an occurrence. It shows an intrusion 
eight feet wide on Laguna creek seven 
miles northwest of Santa Cruz. The 
canal-like depression in the foreground 



oil developed. As Mr. Cooper observes, 
" if you find intrusions of bituminized 
sand cutting through shales, it is con- 
clusive proof that bituminized sand lies 
below the shale. So these intrusions 
are very important." 

And here is another interesting and 
significant thing about these intrusions, 
pointed out by Mr. Cooper. As is well 
known, faults and fissures in oil yielding 
formations in California have often allow- 
ed the escape of petroleum accumulated 
in strata thus opened to drainage. But 
in the cases in which these intrusions 
have- occurred this plastic sandstone has 
rushed into the fissures as they were 
opened and sealed them up so that very 
little oil could escape and so effectively 
was the sealing done that there was left 
no chance for the gradual evaporation 
of the most volatile elements of the oil 
below. An impervious cover to a con- 
fined store of oil is necessary to the pre- 
servation of that store and in these cases 
nature promptly mended the cover as 
quickly as it was cracked. 

North of Los Alamos, in Santa Bar- 
bara county, there is a greatquaquavers.il 
or dome, composed, at the exposed sm- 
face of the apex, of shales. Across this 
apex a gulch has been car-, ed and in the 



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'i in- 
•>l>cr. 

but thcit pn thus pn.v. 

Mi t ooper'i mind ami on thl 

o II 

Mi ioa made anothei 

during his 

nntv. 

•.miliar tin 
in all una! and 

of mineral 

hi. I .i mi. 1. 

the aci | ing mineral in 

. 1 1 v n 
shell. little 

water has be. e lurili. ■ 1 up 

with the nucleus remaining there during 

the flight of ag. 9, When 

cretions are heated the} explode, b< 

the watt I Is changed lo steam. 

Mr. Cooper's discovery is thai of nu- 
merous such concretions in the shales 
composing the bluffs of the Santa Cm* 

ing in diameter from six 
id ofi, n connected 

Inn- ol gypsum, but having a In 




'" '■''-■ '■•'•• -^^-' 

Ideal Section of a Sandstone Intrusion, 



tumiuous nucleus. This is the first time 
that concretions with ;i nucleus of pe- 
troleum have been observed. These con- 
cretions carry a little oil at the center 
instead of water and the oil being her- 
metically sealed is found as limpid as 
when confined. Now these concretions 
explode when heated, just as the old- 
style sort do when their drops «>f water 
get over the fire, but in this case it is 
the oil that does the work. These na- 
tural stone oil tanks blow up as other 
tanks do when fire gets around. They 
are natural petroleum bombs. 

There is a great deal to be learned 
about California petroleum and the field 
is a deeply interesting one to the scien- 
tist as well as to others. These contri- 
butions to the science of the industry by 
Mr. Cooper are notable ones, especially 
the one first described, and will add to 
his high reputation as a worker in this 
field. Reports on these discoveries will 
be made in time by him in Eastern 
publications of rank. 

Scarcity of Coal. 

Only four coal cargoes have arrived 
here from Newcastle, N. S. W., between 
the sailings of the Alameda and that of 
the Mariposa, and not over five more, 
with a capacity of 14,000 tons, are 
expected before December 31st. There 
has beeu a continuous shrinkage of coal 
freights within the past three months, 
and the Australian collieries have made 
engagements ahead, of from three 
months to a year, so that ships are 
delayed and owners are unwilling to fix 
charters. It is expected that if the 
present lively demand continues, there 
will be much variation in coal prices next 
year. The mines of the Coast have 
kept up the supply, although transporta- 
tion has been scarce here also, and the 
shortage is made up by the use of fuel 
oil, which is being employed in some.of 
the largest manufacturing establish- 
ments, and a marked saving in cost has 
been thereby effected. High prices wil 
prevail for coal during this winter for all 
purposes. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



HANDLING THE SAND. 



Success in Using Hydraulic Pro- 
cess at McKittrick. 



The Giant Oil Co., under the 
supervision of J. E. Breitweiser, 
recently hydraulicked out well No. 
2, and began to bail oil out of her 
Oct. 23rd. The well had not been 
clean to the bottom since it was 
finished, and has been closed to 
the escape of gas for months. There 
was a quicksand strata in the well, 
and like nearly all of the wells in 
the McKittrick neighborhood, the 
casing had openings in various 
places letting in stone nearly six 
inches across. These stones could 
not be removed by the hydraulic 
process, but their being in the well 
was due to an improper, or what 
State Mineralogist Cooper terms 
"brutish" method of handling the 
casing, now becoming out of date. 
It was not expected that much 



the date of hydraulicking, the fol" 

lowing data are given, the tota 1 

amount being considered 100 per 

cent: 

From May 24 to Oct. 

24, 150 days - - - 37 per cent 
From Oct. 26 to Nov. 

18, 22 days - - - 63 per cent 



100 percent 
The above was taken from the same 
well by the same workmen, not- 
withstanding the fact that most 
wells produce best when first 
finished, and in the opinion of Mr. 
Breitweiser, this clearly establishes 
the fact that the remarkable in- 
crease in production was clearly 
due to hydraulicking, although 
many oil men are unwilling to 
admit its efficiency. 

Similar operations have been go- 
ing on at the Kern River Co.'s 
well No. 2 in the McKittrick Dis- 
trict. This is the well which was 
represented in a large view on the 



first page of the Reporter, in its 
good could be done this well on issue f Nov. 16, and when the pic- 



account of poor machinery and 
bailing apparatus, but the Giant, 
which has been examined once an 
hour, is improving every day, and 
for over a week has flowed fully 
one-third of the time, and bailed 
large amounts the rest. From the 
record kept of the pipe line, ship- 
ments before and after October 23, 



ture was taken had been opened for 
the first time but a few days. Since 
the photo was taken the well has 
thrown out immense quantities of 
oil [and fine sand, so that at the 
present time these materials have 
overspread the entire hill, which 
appears in picture as covered with 
sagebrush, and recently stood six 



in;hes deep after the oil had been 
flowing continuously all night on a 
rainsoaked soil. It could not settle 
on the wet ground, and ran slowly 
down the hill in a foaming black 
mass. 

The well was hydraulicked on 
Nov. 6, and a close examination of 
the picture will show the hydraulic 
box used for this purpose at the 
foot of the derrick. The lengths 
of three-inch hydraulic pipe appear 
standing in the corner of the der- 
rick, and the projecting boards 
form the platform upon which the 
workmen stand in letting the pipe 
into the holes. The derrick in the 
background is Kern River No. 5, 
which will be drilled with a com- 
bination rig and is expected to be 
a very large producer. 

Several other companies are 
pushing active operations in the 
neighborhood of McKittrick. The 
McKittrick Consolidated are put- 
ting down two new wells, having 
drilled in their first and struck the 
same sand that the Giant and 
Kern River have done. The Mc- 
Kittrick Oil company has also 
landed their first in this sand, and 
the Pacific Crude, mentioned in 
our last issue, had a flowing well 
for several hours after perforation. 

Mr. Breitweiser is of the opinion 
that casing should not be cut, as I 



he thinks that it does not improve 
the wells for pumping and spoiled 
them for any other method of 
handling He recently visited the 
Kern River field with a party, all 
of whom were convinced that the 
majority of the Kern Biver wells, 
if not the entire number, could 
have been made to flow by the 
same process of hydraulicking 
used successfully in the McKit- 
trick wells. They have the same 
gas pressure, the same heaving 
sand to stop them up, and a heav- 
ier and more tenacious oil, so that 
they should flow with more regu- 
larity and less pressure than in 
the McKittrick field, and they 
would do so if properly handled, 
for even at the latter place, with 
its lighter oil, there are wells 
which are plugged and do not 
flow at the present time. Mr. 
Breitweiser states that none of the 
McKittrick wells flowed for more 
than a few minutes at a time, and 
very few times at that, when 
handled in the old way. From 
this point of view, one objection- 
able feature of the Kern River 
field is that the wells are nearly 
all spoiled by the alleged economy 
of cutting off the casing from the 
bottom up at each size, and by 
this means the hole when filled 
becomes an inverted cone of oil 




THE SOVEREIGN 




Will Receive Orders 

for a Limited Amount 

of its Treasury stock at 



50 Cts. 

I A share 

I 



The Sovereign is under the same management 
as the Sterling Oil and Development Company. I 
property is proven oil land in the Kern River O il dis- 
trict, and drilling will commence at once. Four der- 
ricks have .been erected and two Standard drilling 
rigs are now being put into position for the drilling of 
wells, the first of which will be within 100 feet of the 
producing wells of the Peerless Oil Company, and 
south of those of the Sterling Oil and Development 
Company. 

Orders for this treasury stock will be filled in 
rotation of the receipt of orders, the company reserving 
the right to cancel this offer without notice. Maps of 
Kern River Oil District and Prospectus of the Sover- 
eign Oil Company are free for the asking. 

SOVEREIGN OIL COMPANY, 
35-36 Crocker Building, San Francisco, Cal. 
'Phone, Red 1751. 



Well Nos.land 2$ 
Are |S 

Now gg 

Being | 

Drilled.^ 



JS3S!3SS*8?3 §SS/SS3SSSSS3SS«3SI3S3E3SSiSSSBSi3>ScS 



increasing from 5s a inches at the 
bottom to hea at the top, 

which the gas pressure applied to 
a small surface at the bottom is 
not sufficient to raise, for reasons 
readily understood by anyone fa- 
miliar with the laws of pressure 
applied to liquids. Certainly no 
more gas comes out at the top 
than can get in at the bottom. 
In addition to this Mr. Breit- 
w eiser goes on to say that these 
wells cannot be cleaned by the 
hydraulic process, the only one 
possible in such cases, nor can 
they be drilled out by the old 
process, because the drill would 
catch on the ends of the casing. 
Occasionally stirring up with the 
bailer, such as is done ;it McKit- 
trick, will not keep them flowing, 
for the reason that the hole is not 
the same size all the way down, 
and the only thing left is to con- 
tinue pumping them until they 
611 up and are practically done 
for. In his opinion nine out of 
ten of the wells in the Kern River 
district, if provided with a straight 
string of either jft or 5^ casing, 
a hydraulic cleaning outfit and a 
well-disciplined crew on the 
bailer, could be made to flow like 
those at McKittrick, and if this is 
done the production would be in- 
creased tenfold. 



ipic Oil reporter 



A GOOD BARGAIN. 



Mow the treat Turner Gunhcr 
Figured In a Horse Trade. 

Newton Turner, on whose farm 
the famous Lewis count] 

Va.. gusher was drilled, good for 
too barrels an hour, purchased his 
farm from Andy l-.ilmiston. a local 
politician, who thought when he 
let go of 55 acres on Sprint; creek 
for a horse and a lew dollnr* in 
cash that he had made a good 
trade. Mr. Kdmiston owned the 
farm, and Dr. M. S. Molt, another 
Weston politician, owned 45 acres 
[of an adjoining fart.i. Only a few 
years ago they tried to dispose of 
this land, which they regarded as 
practically worthless. They could 
not find a purchaser for a long 
time and when F.dmiston was of- 
fered a fair country horse and a 
few dollars to boot, he jumped at 
the chance and accepted it. Dr. 
Holt jumped at a similar offer and 
traded off the most valuable oil 
land in the State for a horse. 
The farm which Mr. Edmiston sold 
for a horse now nets the owner in 
royalty about a thousand dollars a 
day and only the first well is com- 
pleted. The owner's net royalty 
is not so large as that either, for 
he disposed of some of it. Before 
the Copley gusher carne in Mr- 



ments, which then included - 
accumulated stocks, amounted to 
twenty carloids a di the 

urns in two sections and car- 

>rs a 
day. 



On Syndicate. 



Tun 

curing at: 

, ■ one sixteenth interest in h 
laity for $100. When tl 
well came 1.300 feet a. 
the new well. Foster sold half his 
interest in the royalty on the 
Turner farm to M,s ,\ n Kunst D .„. 

adjoining raCITIC Land and 
the Copley and Turner ti 
sold a year or t 

Cray, its present owner, for $10 
and a cow . 

The town which has sprung up 
near the Copley well is now called 
Tanktown, because of the number 
of tank> erected there. There are 
about 100 tanks there running up 
to 1,200 barrels capacity. It is es- 
timated that fully 100,000 barrels 
of oil were wasted when the Cop 
ley well came in by reason of not 
having sufficient tankage. The 1 
oil was dammed up for three miles 
and an effort was made to pump it 
into the pipes, but it was imprac- 
ticable as the sand threatened to 
stop up the pipes so it was aban- 
doned. 



The increase in railroad ship- 
ments from the Kern River field 
indicates a healthy growth. When 
the spur was first laid from Bak- 
ersfield to the oil field the oilship- 



' Incorporated) 

200,000 shares, par value $1.00. 

This syndicate has the largest 
acreage of any oil company in the 
State; 14,500 aires in Kern River 

and McKittrick Districts, Kern 
County. 

Lands surrounded by wells for 
sale or to lease for immediate de- 
velopment. 

Agents wanted throughout the 
State. 

On account of the increased 
value of these lands, and realizing 
the necessity of more rapid de- 
velopment, this syndicate has con- 
cluded to offer 10,000 shares of its 
stock for sale at $1.00 per shar~ 

Address all communications to 
PACIFIC LAND & OIL SYNDI 
CATE, 308 Pine street, S. F. 



A Guaranteed Proposition. 



THE FAMOSA OIL 
AND INVESTMENT C. 



I 



Offers to Investors an Absolutely 
Safe Investment. 



The Famosa Oil and Investmen 
company offers to investors an ab- 
solutely safe investment. Stock 
holders get back dollar for dollar 
in the event of failure to get oil. 
The system is both safe and cer- 
tain. It is both an investment 
and speculation that appeals to 
all classes. 

To the workingman it may 
mean a home and competency; to 
o the professional man a residence 
on the sunny side of Easy street; 
to the business man more luxuries, 
and to the capitalist more money 
to treasure away. 



The Famosa is capital 
ized for $350,000 Par 
value, $l.O0 and is under- 
written by the Pacific Coast Under 1 
writing Company and guaranteed 
by the Continental Building and 
Loan Association of San Francisco, 
with assets of $1,700,000. 

Incorporated under the laws of 
South Dakota, stock fully paid 
and non-assessable. Par value 
$1.00 per share guaranteed. 

OFFICERS 
Jno. P. Albro - President 

A. J. Munton - Vice-President 
T. A. Sheppard - - Secretary 
S. D. Miner - General Manager. 



The organizers of the Famosa 
Oil and Investment company have 
agreed among themselves for the 
protection of the purchasers of 
stock that none but treasury stock 
will be sold until said company 
has producing wells, and all money 
received from the sale of oil to be 
paid out in dividends to the stock- 
holders and not for the use of 
other developments. 

We have a limited number of 
shares left and cordially invite 
the public to join us in the enter- 
prise. 

We have arranged to bore our 



first well and will commence 
operations as soon as material is 
on the ground. Our magnificent 
properties in the Sunset, McKit 
trick and Kern River districts are 
surrounded by producing wells 
and we are sure to get oil. 

Call at our office for prospectus 
or information. Correspondence 
solicited. 



*••• •••* 



Office, Room 393 Parrott Building, = San Francisco. 

Branch Office, 1330 B Street, San Diego, Cal. 



PACIFIC OII/REPORTER 



HUMBOLDT COUNTY. 



Observations in the Coming Min- 
ing Bureau Bulletin. 

Humboldt county has for a generation 
been generally looked upon as an oil field 
of great promise owing to the numerous 
oil seepages and other surface indications 
and to the high quality of the oil which 
is higher than any other California oils. 
It holds a higher percentage of paraffme 
and would probably net higher returns, 
if found iu quantity, than oil from any 
other field. 

Many wells have been drilled in the 
past and a number are now going down, 
but oil in paying quantities has never 
been found, though it undoubtedly will 
be in the future. One trouble is that 
less is known of the geological and other 
conditions of the field than of any other 
in the state. 

The forthcoming bulletin on California 
oil fields by W. L. Watts, now in the 
hands of the State Printer, contains a 
chapter on this county by F. M. Ander- 
son, a graduate student of geology at the 
University of California. He briefly re- 
views the long attempts to develop oil 
there and devotes considerable space to a 
consideration of what little is known of 
the geological conditions. The most 
significant of his statements are the ones 
that the oil-bearing formations are much 
faulted and that prospect wells have so 
far been drilled close to seepages which 
indicate the presence of faults through 
which the oil has escaped. One peculiar- 
ity of this field is that the oil has a 
paraffine base and little asphalt, so that 
the strata are not sealed up near the sur 
face by accumulations of asphaltic resi- 
dues as in other fields, but the oil freely 
escapes until the store is practically ex- 
hausted. The natural deduction is that 
wells drilled away from seepages would 
be more promising if enough was known 
of the geological conditions to guide the 
location of wells with fair prospect of 
success. The following extracts indicate 
the scope of Mr. Anderson's paper: 

"The existence of oil in Humboldt 
county has been known from an early 
date. A full account of the attempts 
made here in 1865-67 will be found in the 
VHth report of the State Mineralogist. 
According to the author, Mr. Adolph H. 
Weber, no less than twenty-five wells 
were sunk at that date, but the total 
amount of oil produced by any of them 
did not exceed 100 barrels, which was 
the quantity taken from the Union well 
on the North Fork of the Mattole river. 
The abandonment of these prospects at 
that date was said to be largely due to 
the views held at the Land Office regard - 
ng location of these lands. 

"A feebler effort was made in 1S92-93 
but little or no success was attained for 
reasons that will appear later. A third 
and more promisinglefforthas been more 
recently made and is now in active pro- 
gress. During the spring and summer 
of 1900 no less than six companies began 
operations in. southwestern Humboldt 
county in search of oil. 

"The true extent of the territory in I 
Humboldt county that might be classed 
as oil lands is very vaguely known. At 
present the chief district is that of the 
Mattole valley. Promising indications 
have been recognized along the Bear 
river, atJOil Creek, Ferndale, Scotia and 
Eureka. In fact, much of the south- 
western portion of the county is known 
to be underlaid by more or less bitumi- 
nous strata. This belt extends along the 
southern coast of the county for a dis- 
tance of 60 miles or more, and with an 
average width of 12 or 15 miles." 

In its structural features the the dis- 
trict is characterized by much faulting 
oil indications in the form of seepages 
and vents of hydrocarbon gases are num- 
erous and appear along two or three 
well marked "oil lines." These oil lines 
appear to agee with the principal fault 
jines. Most if not all the wells thus far 



sunk are near seepages and so along the 
ines of faulting. The writer points out 
that where vents have been made by 
faulting or otherwise the oils in their vi- 
cinity have been largely drained. 

"Abetter location would be at apoiutre- 
rnoved from such faulting It is possible 
if not probable that paying quantities of 
oil have not yet been reached only be- 
cause wells have so far been sunk in 
exhausted portions of the field. Similar 
observations have been recorded for 
other districts of California in past years. 
* * * On the whole, it may be truth- 
fully said that the best success in reaching 
oil in this district in commercial quan- 
tities will be attained by the employ- 
ment of some one able to interpret the 
indications and the structure of the 
country correctly, for the purpose of 
making a detailed report upon it." 

"From what has been said," the 
writer ohserves again, "the apparent 
promise of this district may be in- 
ferred. The presence of oil cannot, of 
course be doubted, but it yet remains to 
be demonstrated whether it can be 
found in paying quantities. No attempt 
has yet been made to ascertain the facts 
available to a scientific search in an- 
swer to this question. As usual, pros- 
pecting has been carried on without any 
study of the field by a geologist compe- 
tent to give direction." 

It is commonly believed that the oil- 
bearing strata are mainly of close grained 
sandstone, often quite hard, and existing 
in comparatively thin beds, a condition 
not favorable to accumulation of oil in 
large quantities. The oil is of a superior 
quality, light and of a high gravity and 
containing a higher percentage of par- 
raffine and a smaller percentage of as- 
phalt bases than oils from other dis- 
tricts in California. 

Mr. Anderson's interesting paper is 
thus necessarily a summary of the su- 
perficial geological facts known, the 
prospecting operations of the present 
and past and the need of a careful study 
of the district that prospecting may be 
more intelligently guided. 



UNDEVELOPED OIL LANDS 

$g? Should be Protected (g? 
©By Scrip Locations. © 



U.S. Scrip and warrants for surveyed 
and unsurveyed lands for sale and guar- 
anteed by 

F. A. HYDE, 

415 Mongomery s 

SAN FRANC ISCO 



400,000 Shares of Oil Stock 

FOR SALE 



Monarch, Lion, Occi= 
dental, Salinas Oil and 
Development Co., Etc. 



Address- 



S. S. SIMON, Original Owner, 
573-574 Parrott Building 
Telephone, South 757. 

Oil Lands given for development pur 
poses or for forming companies. 



LET US FIGURE 



Estimates Furnished on 

Building Rigs.Derricks & Camp Houses 

COMPLETE 

In any Districts of Kern County. 



B. W. ELSOM & CO., 1910 Chester Av 
BAKERSFIELD, CAL 



15,000 Acres 



CHOICE OIL LANDS 



Cantua and Coalinga districts 
Fresno county. 

$3 to IO per acre 



Address W. A. DESBOROUGH 

990 Geary St., San Francisco. 
At Oil Exchange n to 3 p. m. 



Before Investing In Oil Stocks 

Find a Company with small capitalization whose lands lie in a 
thoroughly proven oil field. 

The Pacific Coast Oil and 

Development Co. 

Office, 209 Hearst Building, San Francisco 

Is such a Company. Prospectus, Maps and full information supplied 
at our office on application. 

Will receive orders for a limited amount of 
Treasury Stock at 50 cents a share, 

But reserve the right to cancel this offer without notice. 

Pacific Coast Oil & Development Co. 

Kern River 
Oil Land. 

Proven territory on line of Railroad for sale. Splendid chance 
for those about to form an oil oompany. 

This is on the Grace , Oil Company's tract, which has been drilled 
upon aud proven to be fine territory. Oil wells also to 
the north, east and west. We have nothing cheap to 
offer. This is no wildcat, but proven valuable oil land 
in the best known field in California. Railroad runs 
through property. Storage Company's tanks on adjoining 
tract. 

NEWTON, CARMEN & SOMES 

S. C. MASON, Agent, 101 Chronicle building. 



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A. ZELLERBACH & SONS 

THE PAPER HOUSE. 

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Analytical and Consulting Chjinists 

526 Sacraniento street, San Francisco 



CALIFORNIA PETROLEUM MINERS' 
ASSOCIATION. 

Incorporated May 28, 1900. 



OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 

E. Perry Crane president 

O.A. Lane 1st vice-president 

J. C. Kirkpatrick. . .2nd vice-pres. 

E. D. Berri 3d vice-president 

Dr. C. T. Deane treasurer 

W. B. Simmons secretary 

Prof. E. B. Heald, G. H. Jones, 
W. B. Winn, Gen. J. M. Gleaves 
and B. Marks. 

The object of this Association is 
to promote the interests of the 
oil industry of California and to 
furnish a bureau of information. 
It is establishing Eastern agentss 
consisting of reputable banker- 
and brokers in all the large East, 
em cities, who shall represent oil 
companies who are members of 
this Association in the sale of 
their stock. 

It is admitting to membership 
only those, companies whose affairs 
can pass the rigid examination 
which is compelled by the Asso- 
ciation. This examination is made 
by the attorneys of the law de- 
partment, Hon. G. W. Baker and 
Edward H. Stearns, and by the 
membership committee of the 
board of directors. 

Applications for membership 
can be obtained together with the 
necessary blanks by applying 
either in person or by letter to 
the president or secretary of the 
Association at its office, room 33, 
2d floor, Mills building, San 
Francisco. 

Eastern and Foreign corres- 
pondents. 






A SCIENTIFIC VIEW 



Some of Mr. Watts' Opinions ol 
the San Joaquin Field. 

The bulletin of Mr. Watts, the 
State oil expert, has not yet been 
bublished. but som* extracts from 
it recently appeared iu the Min- 
ing and Scientific Press. In speak- 
ing of the San Joaquin Valley 
Districts he says that tlu 
cene formations on the eastern 
side of the valley are much less 
disturbed than those on the west- 
ern side. On the eastern side 
they are usually inclined at a very 
slight angle.generally less that is 
while on the western side the in- 
clination is seldom less than 20 
and sometimes as high as 
The reason of this is that the 
earth movement which so greatly 
disturbed the rocks of the coast 
ranges at the close of the of the 
Neocene period affected but 
slightly the Neocene formations 
in the foothills of the Sierras. 
The development of the remuner- 
ative oil field at Kern River, on 
the eastern side of the San Joaquin 
valley, where the formations are 
so slightly disturbed, warrants the 
assumption that other localities 
may be found where oil-yield- 
ing rocks which have been sub- 



jected to but very little 

turbance form 

tensive oil line. The pla< . 

look for such coodil l the 

east side of the San Joaquin 

valle' 

the low i thills 

of the San Joaquin valley is allu- 
vium, which to a great extent 
covers the Neocene 1 s It 

is also possible that comparatively 
undisturbed Neocene formations 
may be found in the foothill 
the Sierras to the south of the 
Tehachapi | 

Dismissing the Kern River oil, 
field Mr. Watts says: "The Kern 
River oil field, asfai as it has been 
developed, comprises an area of 
about twelve square miles, and is 
situated in township 2.S south, 
range j; and 2S east, and partly 
in township 29 south, range 28 
east, M. D. M. Within this area 
in August. 1900, about 130 wells 
had been drilled and many others 
had been commenced. These 
wells are drilled in groups and 
some of the groups are nearly a 
mile apart. The depth of these 
wells varies from 450 feet to more 
than 1000 feet. The formation 
penetrated is, first, alluvium or 
drift, which in few places exceeds 
fifty feet in thickness; then a 



1 twenty- 
five : 1 the 
blue > 1 ten 

I in thick 
neath the water and the formal 

alternate clay 

and sand Th( how 

that most of these sands contain 
ind that in Mime instance'- 
they aggregate a thicknec 
more than 

ll is a difficult matter to esti- 
mate the thickiHssoi oil-sand strata 
in a well which is yielding oil 
ially when the formation is 

ng; but some of the operators 
in the Kern River field state that 
they have estimated the thick' 
of the oil-sand in their wells by 
caiefully casing off all the stratal 
as they went down, and that they , 
found the oil sand to be more than ' 
300 feet in thickness. It is un- 
likely that the oil sands in the 
Kern river oil field will prove of 
uniform thickness or uniformly 
saturated with petroleum; but the 
development at this date indicates 
that the Kern river oil field is the 
largest developed oil field in Cali- 
fornia. 

" The owners of the wells in the 
Kern river fields state that their 
wells will produce from 40 barrels 
to more than 100 barrellsof oil 



a da y. Owing to lack of transpu; - 
tation, there has not been a 
sufficiently continuous production 
irrant a definite statement by 
the writer as to the yield of the 
wells in this Geld. The oil is .1 
black oil, and it is said to have a 
gravit\ of from 14 deg.to tydeg. B. 
Much running sand accompanies 
the oil. Some companies separate 
the sand from the oil by running 
both into a slump hole, w here the 
sand settles; the oil is then pumped 
from the surface. Other operators 
pomp the oil and aand into Humes 
furnished with rillles are from 4 to 
8 inches in height. The flumes 
are from 80 to 300 feet in length, 
and the rillles are from 8 to 14 
feet apart, according to the grade 
of the Hume. In some instances 
the oil is of such gravity that it 
has to be steamed in the well be- 
fore it can be pumped. In a 
general way, it may be said that 
there is very little gas in the Kern 
river oil field, although, in some 
instances, it is claimed that enough 
gas could be collected to supply 
fuel for steam purposes. The gas 
appears to be held in solution inn 
t he oil and separates from it wheu 
brought to the surface. 

"There are very few rock ex 

(Continued on page n.) 



SALINAS OIL and 
DEVELOPflENT COMPANY. 



Capital Stock, $1,000,000 

Stock Nonassessable. 



1,000,000 Shares, $1 each. 
2000 Acres in Monterey County 



OFFICERS 

Wm. N. McCarthy president and treasurer; 

J. J. Gunn, vice-president 

J. B. Olsen, secretary 

Jno. C. Quinn, superintendent 



DIRECTORS 

C. A. Burcham, J. E. Baker, N. A. Dorn, 

W. J. Ellis, S. S. Simon; 
Nevada Bank depository. 



State Mineralogist Prof. A. S. 
Cooper last week examined our 
property and reports to us in part 
as follows; 

"I have examined that part of 
your property adjoining the bitu- 
minized sand deposit, and find that 
the axis of the San Antonio anti- 
cline passes through this property. 
That the shales constructing the 
anticline are highly bituminized. 
The axis and strike of the anticline 
runs S. 35 E. and N. 35 W. This 
anticline is made very conspicuous 
on account of the white leached 
shales. The northeast dip of the 
anticline are sandstone strata filled 
with viscous bitumen. Near the 
axis of the anticline the shales are 
highly silicated and are black in 
color, and this color is owing to the. 
presence of bitumen when they 
were silicated. After they were 



silicified the shales were cracked 
and seamed each crack and seam, 
however minute, has been filled 
with ascending viscous bitumen. 
A large number of springs contain- 
ing sulphurated and carbureted 
hydrogen are found near the apex 
of this anticline. Mineral waters 
nearly always accompany bitumi- 
nous springs in California. 
Judging by analogous conditions 

existing in other oil fields, and in 
consideration of the geological 
conditions described, it is probable 
that petroleum oil may be obtained 
through wells drilled in this 
district. It is almost a certainty 
that carbureted hydrogen will be 
obtained having a high pressure. 
(This means a flowing well). 



"The property is easv of access. 
There is an abundance of wood 
and water on the ground to carry 
on the work of drilling and in the 
case of he constiuction of a pipe 
line the descent would be contin- 
uous to the railroad 

I am of the opinion that you 

are justified in sinking wells." 

Mr. S. S. Simon, a successful ex- 
pert and locator of wells, says: 
"The anticlines,shales,fossiliferous 
deposits, bituminous rock and 
other formations found upon this 
property, aud which indicate the 
presence of oil, are the finest and 
most perfect of any in this state. 
I am satisfied this district will be 
found to be a lake of oil." 



Rig Will Be erected and operations Begin at once 

For a limited time stock may be had at the office of the company at 15 cents a share. 
For further information apply to J. B. OLSEN, Secretary 

573=514 Parrott Building. 



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Best Investment 
On the Market 



Absolutely 

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Stockholders in the GRAND PACIFIC OIL COMPANY Possess three 

Extra Advantages. 

FIRST — The stock covers 2627^ acres of the best oil land in five of the best oil distiicts as follows: 

Sunset District, Kern County .McKittrick District, Kern County. 
Coalinga District, Fresno County. Kettleman District, Kings County. Over 300 Acres more land secured 

in Contra Costa County last week. 

SECOND— Stock is absolutely Non-Assessable. 

3d LaPOe CapitalJZatOn B^whjch successful development is absolutely 



12,ooo Shares Sold In One Day. 



One Hundred Thousand Sh res Sold in Less than Three Months 

Second 100,000 shaies now selling rapidly at $1.00 per share; will probably be sold by January 1st, when 311 
ioo.cco shares will te placed on the mails et at $2.50 per sbaie. Kc w is the time (c buy if jou want a gc(d run 



The Officers of the Company who are all well-known business and professional men are: 



A. G. Deardorff. President 

J. M. Merrell Vice-President 

John Choice .Secretary 

Wells-Fargo Bank Depository 

F. A. Berlin Attorney 

Franklin Person Superintendent Agencies 

Office, Rooms 412, 413, 414 Parrott Building, 



Directors. 
J. M. Merrell E. H. Baxter J. A. Miller 

John Choice J G Sala F. A. Berlin 

R. Iv Rigdon A. G. Deardorff 



SAN FRANCISCO 



T B. Pollock, Arizona representative, president Arizona Central Bank, Flagstaff, Arizona. t* 

P. S. No salaried officers in the Company. Only a competent secretary draws pay. Tel. South 740 f J 



Late Pacific Coast News. 

■K and Jot 

in the citv field 

gooi a 

well as No. i, wbi 

feet m ttairti 

Rodeo No. i, in the south" 

il field is showing up ■ 
good well. Drillli 

I un.ler thi 
netted fifty barrel-. 

The Heo nil company in the south- 
•i is meeting « 
difficulty in buckled casing, 
found A „ ^, 

the men are at work now wil I 

< ')>eniting on its t 



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the 






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id tbc Chin 

furnial 



uillg the Mlglll • i t | u . 

erode oil is shipped b\ .1 pipe-line from 
Seld twenty miles distant. The 

n-ls of 

W.tbeCahu iruleura a da) The output 

maintained .111 output ' illuminating oil of 1 



the 



of fifty barrels aday with its well 

Clark and Sherman hue two hundred 
acres west oi the Rommel Oil company 

on the Santa Monica line and are non 

preparing to open it up as an oil property . 



The Northern Fields 

aXAMBDA. 

The oil company named the Alameda, 
drilling near Livermnre. has struck a 
flow of artesian water for the second 
time. Livermore valley is being visited 
by many oil men looking at prospects. 

GLENN. 

The Glenn Coal and Oil company has 
purchased the best boring machinery 
possible to get in the east and everything 
is on the ground and in readiness to go 
on with the work. 

The Great Northern, also in Glenn 
county, will soon have machinery there 
and will be at work in ten days or less. 

The Brisco Oil and Mineral company 
has located about sixteen hundred acres 
in Glenn county and will incorporate 
shortly. 

MARIN. 

A company called the Bolinas Bay Oil 
company has been organized to prospect 
for oil in that neighborhood, where oil 
can be seen floating on the surface of the 
water. 

KINGS. 

The Oceanic Oil company, that has 
been boring for oil in the Kettleman 
hills south at Huron, and has been lay- 
ing off for several months, will resume 
boring. 

MENDOCINO. 

The Zenger oil well is now down to a 
depth of 400 feet and every additional 
foot improves the prospects. 



Gas in large quantities and some indi- 
cations of oil have been found on a pro- 
perty in the neighborhood of Guinda, 
and experts have been looking at the 
ground with a view of development. 

add Kern 

The Aztec Oil company is perforating 
its eighth well on 5, 29-28, and it shows 
no diminution in supply over its prede- 
decessors. No. 9 is now being drilled 
and a rig is being placed for No. 10. 

The Sacramento has abnndoned one 
hole and is pulling the casing from it 
This company has three wells completed 
and is drilling the fourth. 

The Petroleum Development company 
has eighteen completed wells on section 
3, 29-28, three on section 4 and one on 
section 2. No. I, in section 18, is also 
finished. Six new wells are also being 
drilled on the sections named. 



test, gasohnc 73 II,. Benzine 58° I'... and 
the residuum, which is superior tocrud 
oil lor fuel purposes 



Trouble Ahead 

Word has come iu that the 
sorippers are not thoroughly 
squelched by Judge Ross's decision, 
and that there will be a renewal 
of the attempts to locate oil lands 
along fresh lines. This is alleged 
to be the purpose of certain plats 
now being prepared and oil men 
have been cautioned to be on their 
guard. Owners have shown their 
belief iu the authenticity of this 
report, to the extent of cautioning 
their men to look out for any at- 
tempt to put location notices on 
their derricks as in the past. 



Stock Sales. 

The following were the stock sales in 
the new Producers' Oil Exchange in the 
formal sessions held for the week ending 
Wednesday, November 28 : 

CALIFORNIA STANDARD. 

1850 at 30 

300 at 33 

600 at 34 

2000 at 35 

2700 at 32 

CARIBOU. 



545 00 

99 00 

204 00 

700 00 

1 184 00 



100 at 
ioo at 
950 at 
700 at 
50 at 
1000 at 
200 at 



44 

45 

50 

61 

62 

60 

53 

FOUR OIL CO 



100 at 40 

100 at 39 

100 at 41 

HANFORD. 

10 at 118 00 

12 at 115 O) 



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The. 



CONTRA COSTA 






«S at 



44 00 

45 00 
475 00 
427 00 

31 00 
600 00 
ri6 00 



40 00 

39 °° 
164 00 

1180 oo^ 
1380 00 [ 



on. cm 

n rnoi BOM CBNTBB 

MOO at 15 . 

100 at 17 

27 

... 
-VI 

"I 

21 

RUN. 

35 

80 

Kl ED CR1 l>l'. (ill.. 

300 at 50 

100 at fil 

RTRR I.INt, 

-' 65 

2 7" 

2 75 

2 70 

2 60 

2 55 

SAN JOAQUIN 

9 37^ 

9 50 

9 25 

SHAMROCK 









7000 at 
800 at 
300 at 

500 al 

|oo ill 

1000 at 

300 Rt 
20 at 



55" at 
100 at 
6soB-6oat 
100 at 
100 at 
50 at 

155 at 
55 at 
185 at 



OIL and 



17 00 

1200 00 

240 00 

84 00 

125 00 
92 00 
190 00 

'MS 50 
.'1'' 00 

160 00 



650 00 

51 00 

92S 50 
270 00 

1787 50 

270 00 
260 00 

127 5'J 

1453 10 
807 50 
1716 25 



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PETROLEUM CO. 



200 at 1 10 . 



TWENTY-EIGHT 



50 at 
ioc at 
100 B-30 at 2 50 
550 at 2 50 



2 50... 
2 47^. 



YUKON. 



100 at 
2600 at 
600 at 
3100 at 

100 at 



57. 
62. 

55- 

(.4. 



125 00 

247 50 

250 o 

1375 o 

57 00 

1612 00 

390 00 

19S4 00 

70 00 



Shares 61040 



Amount $45299 36 



Frank DuBois 

Will expert Oil Land for Cash and Promoters' 
stock. Thoroughly familiar with entire Oil Belt, 
from San Diego to Humboldt. Under my controi 
so.ne very valuable tracts of Oil Land iu bunset 
McKittrick and Kern River, that will offer good 
inducements on them, to reliable parties. 
Sale, Lease or Promotion. 

393 Parrott Guild! ng 



HANFORD-FRESNO-KERN RIVER. 

84 00 
2S0 00 



400 at 


21 




HOMESTAKE. 


10 at 




100 at 


11 

HOME OIL. 


700 al 


4 45 

INDEPENDENCE 


125 at 
S75 at 
625 at 
1500 at 




22 

!2 



125 at 



20 


at 


20 


at 


3200 


at 


350 


at 


300 


at 


300 


at 


250 


at 



KERN OIL. 

9 00 

KERN RIVER. 
18 



LION. 



41. 
40. 
39. 
35. 

25- 



120 00 
1 100 00 

3115 00 

27 50 
192 50 
137 50 
315 00 

1, io5 00 

360 00 
345 00 

1312 00 

140 00 

117 00 

105 00 

62 50 



MONARCH OF ARIZONA. 

200 at 42 84 00 

500 at 40 200 00 

500 B-30 41 205 00 

250 at 41 102 50 



JOSEPH B. TOPLITZ 

Member 
Producers' Oil Exchange 

Stock Broker 

Dealer in Oil Stocks. 

Money loaned on Stocks. 

Correspondence -:- solicited. 

330 INTE ST., S. P 



HOWARD H. SHINN 



Member Producers' Oil Ex- 
change and San Francisco 
Stock Exchange Board. 

318 Pine St., Rooms 7 6-8 

Oil Stocks and Securities. 



Capital Stock 



Shares 



$509,000 



SI Eacb 



The company is operating on 
land known to be oil land, as in 
1864 a shallow well was drilled 
which yielded oil of a good quality 

A railroad runs within a mile 
and a halt of the property, and 
tide water is only eight miles dis 
tant. For map and prospectug 
address any of the officers, or 
G. GRIFFITH, 
Assisstant Secretary. 

Hearst Building, San Francisco 



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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 

Published Week 1 
The Oil authority of the Pacific Coast 
Endorsed By the California Petroleum 
Miners' Association. 



W B. WINN , Editor and Pubtts 



Office and Editorial Rooms 

318 Pine Street, San Francisco 

Telephone, Bush, 176 

TERMS 

One Year $250 

Sis Months 1 50 

Three Months 1 00 

Single Copies 10c 

STRICTLY IN ADVANCE 



Money should be sent by Postal Order, Draft 
or Registered Letter, addressed to Pacific Oil Re- 
porter, 318 Pine stieet, San Francisco, rooms 
31-32-33. Communications must be accompanied by 
writer's name ana address, not necessarily for 
publication, but as a guarantee of pood faith 



Entered in the Postofficeat San Francisco, Cal 
as second-class matter. 



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30,1900. 

A meeting of the Petroleum Miner's 
Association was 
Must Have held at the 
Better Rates Assembly Room 
in the Mills Build- 
ing, on the 15th inst., and among a 
number of matters discussed the 
question of freight rates on crude 
oil was a matter which chiefly 
occupied the attention of those 
present. On this subject the 
feeling among those present was 
that the present freight rates were 
an injustice to oil men, and that in 
view of the present rapidly in- 
creasing production some steps 
should be taken to secure more 
favorable terms. A resolution to 
this effect was passed by the 
Association, and the following 
gentlemen have been appointed as 
a committee to wait upon the 
officials of the Southern Pacific 
Railroad to negotiate lower rates 
for the transportation of crude 
petroleum oil to points of con- 
sumption on their several lines: 

Committee: Gen. W. H. H. Hart, 
Chairman; W. A. Jacobs, Mills 
Building; G. W. Terrill, Mills 
Building; Hon. E. D. Berri. 228 
Powell St., City; C. A. Canfield, 
Los Angeles. 



The principal ground of objec- 
tion is that the 
What the Oil charge on oil 

Men Want. is out of all 

proportion to 
the value of the product and that 
when freight charges are paid 
there is nothing left for the pro- 
ducer. The present rate is 1 
cent a gallon or 42 cents a barrel, 
from Bakersfield or Coalin g a to 
San Francisco and bay points. 
From McKittrick and Oil City 
there is an additional charge of 
3 1-3 cents a barrel, and from Oil 
Spur 4 2-3 cents a barrel is added. 
To Fresno and main line points 
north to Sacramento the rate is 
the same as to San Francisco. 
From .Los Angeles to San Fran- 
cisco it is 1 2-10 cents a gallon, 
and 2 cents from Bakersfield to 
Portland. From Whittier to Los 
Angeles the rate is 65 cents a ton 
and JSi a ton to the same point 
from Puente, and $1.25 from Sum- 
merland. The ton rates are based 
on 268 gallons to the ton. 
Now if we consider that fuel oil is al- 
ways a competitor of coal,at a ratio of 
four barrels of oil to one of coal, it 
is evident a favorable freight rate 
is absolutely necessary to allow 
the oil men to meet the competi- 
tion and leave a reasonable rate 
of profit. Accordingly the Calif- 
ornia Petroleum Miners' Associa- 
tion, through its committee recently 
appointed, is to make an effort to 
secure a reduction in Bakersfield 



oil freights to 25 cents a barrel, or 
at least not more than 25 per cent 
of the value of the product laid 
down here. Certainly the oil 
men have a right to expect con- 
cessions in proportion to the 
rapidly increasing magnitude of 
their industry and the correspond- 
ing increase in business] for the 
railroad and if no concessions are 
given they have the alternative of 
a short railroad to the coast and 
water transportation, as long as a 
great pipe line is not ^practicable. 



Probably there have been few 
instances in the 
Prices for history of real 
Oil Land estate transac- 

tions where there 
has been such a marked increase 
in land values as in the Kern 
River Field. The railroad com- 
pany held their alternate sections 
in this district at $1.25 an acre 
until the oil discovery was ap- 
parent, when it was raised to $2.50 
an acre, but it is probable that 
twenty-five cents an acre under 
the desert land law would be 
nearer its actual value and more 
in accordance with the price that 
could be got for the land, as it was 
too far above the level of the Kern 
river to be available for irrigation, 
and natural rainfall was too light 
to make it of any value for agri- 
culture. A year is spent in de- 
veloping the oil resources of the 
section, and then sales are reported 
at significant prices. The north- 
east quarter of section 8, lying on 
the very edge of the district, went 
for $16,000. People paid $3,500 
an acre for eighteen acres in Sec. 
26, 28-28 a short time ago. The 
San Joaquin has closed a contract 
made six months age, when land 
values were much lower than they 
are now, by which it is to receive 
7,000 for eighty acres in the 
southwest quarter of section 5, 29- 
28, realizing nearly $1,100 per 
acre, and a contemporary pub- 
lished in that locality intimates 
that present values are mu h 
higher. Probably no more remark- 
able rise in prices of desert land in 
so short a time has been recorded 
in California, even in the palmiest 
days of the orange boom. 



The Exchanges 

In the oil industry, the stock 
phase arrests public attention 
more directly than any other. Oil 
men proper, producers, drillers and 
those connected with the produc- 
tion of oil, find greater interest in 
the news of some strike, the open- 
ing of a new territory or the un- 
presidented flow of some gusher 
Of late there has been a slight 
improvement in many of the se- 
curities listed on the Los Angeles 
Exchange. The record of the 
week's transactions shows on the 
whole, a slight advancement in 
most of the stronger securities. 
The decline of West Lake being 
the one noted movement in an ad- 
verse direction. Fullerton Con- 
solidated, one of the popular stocks 
of this boaid has advanced within 
the past thirty days trom 42 to 68 
cents, the present quotation be- 
ing 66 cents, and the knowing 
ones are looking for a further ad- 
vance. The decline of West Lake 
stock was due to the failure of the 
new promoters of this corporation 
in trying to affect a pool of the 
out-standing stock. This failure 
threw upon the market thousands 
of shares, and there being but a 
limited market at best, the large 
volume of selling orders resulted 
in forcing the price down to 19^ 
cents, the lowest point it has yet 
registered. 

The stocks above named reached 
the two extremes of the market 
during the past week. The long 
list of intermediate securities while 
not showing any rise of any con- 
siderable extent, are nevertheless 
bettet than a week or so ago. 



Sunset District. 

The Gypsy Queen Petroleum 
company, just beginning opera- 
tions in the famous Sunset district 
in Kern county, has one of the 
best propositions to be found on 
the market today. 

This company secured its land 
several months ago, before the 
great excitement in this district, 
and it now finds its property all 
situated in the heart of the pro- 
ducing district, being on the same 
formations and oil sands as the 
largest producing wells in the dis- 
trict. The derrick for their first 
well is in place and the work of 
placing their machinery is being 
rushed with all possible haste, and 
they expect to begin drilling very 
soon. Companies operating on 
lands adjoining all of the several 
holdings of the Gypsy Queen are 
now drilling with the best of indi- 
cations and several rich strikes are 
expected in a very short time. 



The Flashlight 

" The new broom sweeps clean." 
The Flashlight will begin work 
next week on its property in the 
Oil City district. Buy the stock 
now while you can get it at twenty 
cents. F. M. Peninger, Sec. 

Rooms 115-117, Phelan Bldg., S. F. 



Oil Indications In San Benito. 

For years it has been known, in a 
general way, that oil seepages were to be 
seen at various points, says a country 
paper. In township 16 is a natural flow 
of oil in such quantities that it has, for 
several years, been saved and used as 
fuel by parties living near the oil spring. 
A few 3'ears since a tunnel was excavated 
through a hill in the southern part of 
township 17. In this tunnel was found a 
thick deposit of sand which abounded in 
fossil shells and gave forth a strong odor 
of petroleum. In the bed of Silver 
creek the oil drips from the overhanging 
strata in such quantities that it gathers 
in little pools along the edge of the 
stream. There has been uncovered a 
strata of oil sand which was over ten feet 
in thickness, so rich in oil that every 
particle of the sand which fell into the 
stream was followed by a trail of oil along 
the surface of the water. This stream 
flows to the northward between high 
hills and there are for* several miles down 
the stream oil croppiugs that are now 
partly covered by the caving banks of 
the stream. 

These several natural outer croppings 
of oil sand form a semicircle whose 
diameter extends east and west for a 
distance of nine or ten miles, and whose 
radius sweeps around to the southward 
until it strikes the quicksilver formation 
in which the New Idria mines are 
located. The Union Oil- wells have en- 
countered oil in such quantities that it 
has been sold for fuel to neighboring 
companies which were boring for .oil. 
On the count}' line between Fresno and 
San Benito counties, the Fresno Oil Com- 
pany struck a flow of oil at a depth of 
ninety feet. These developments are 
located, one at the eastern end and one 
at the western end of the diameter above 
indicated, and the other near the 
southernmost portion of the arc of the 
circle, confirming the theory that this 
circuitous belt constitutes a true and 
valuable oil field. 

The country rock consists of alternate 
layers of shale rock and oil bear- 
ing sand. The general dip or trend 



of the stratification is towards the west 
or southwest. The breaking through 
these strata by Silver creek has exposed 
the oil sands along the eastern arc of the 
circle, to the southward the strata hav- 
ng been tilted up to an almost perpen- 
dicular condition by the upheaval of the 
quicksilver range of mountains. Along 
the western arc of the circle the moxintain 
range has been rent asunder by a volcanic 
upheaval which had tilted the strata to 
the eastward. The outcroppings of oil 
are found along the broken edges of 
these upturned strata. The surface in- 
dications lead to the inference tha tthe 
stratification of the oil bearing sands are 
bent downward, on at least three sides, 
in such a manner as to constitute a true 
basin. If this inference is correct all the 
surface indications justify the belief that 
somewhere within the radius of that 
circle ,will be found a great reservoir 
of oil. 



Oil in British Columbia. 

Tests will be made for oil in the 
Pincher Creek region of British Colum- 
bia, where for years seepages have been 
noted, and oil gathered up. 

There is a district about twenty miles 
square in that region which shows con- 
siderable quantities of petroleum almost 
everywhere; turn over a boulder and oil 
will be fo,und adhering to it; dig small 
pits almost anywhere at random, and in 
most of them oil will seep. 

A settler here has a hole six feet 
square, three feet deep, the sides board- 
ed, into which oil and water constantly 
seeps. He uses a common cream separa- 
tor for extracting the oil, selling the pro- 
ceeds in the Mormon settlement, making 
a good living therefrom. Another 
method of separating, used by the in- 
habitants of that district, is to take cans 
and fill with the mixture: the bottom is 
perforated and the water runs off leaving 
the oil, which is emptied out and the 
process repeated. Drilling has been at- 
tempted but water has drowned the work 
out at a depth of 200 feet. It will now 
be taken up again and pushed to a finish. 

Importance of Monuments 

A legal principle of interest to oil men 
has been brought out in the case of Mrs. 
J. M. Crawford vs. the Kern Oil Co., 
which has been recently decided in Mrs 
Crawford's favor. The question involved 
was whether the monuments erected by 
a locator fixed the boundaries of the 
claim . 

The property in litigation was a narrow 
strip located on the eastern boundary of 
the S. E. M of section 32, 28-28, having 
an area of about four acres. It is about 
fifty feet in width at the point where the 
discovery well is located, varying from 
twenty-five feet on [the south to seventy 
feet on the north. 

The decision of Judge Mahon is based 
on the ground that a locator, through 
claiming 160 acres, is limited to the 
amount of land actually included by the 
monuments set up by him for this pur- 
pose. The boundary line of the original 
location on 32, as indicated by the monu- 
ments, was inside the true line, and a 
location was filed by the claimant upon 
the remaining portion. 



Propositions Wanted 

For Boring 
Oil Well 

2000 Feet More or Less. 

VACAVILLE OIL CO., 
J.N Rogers, Secretary. 



PACIFIC oil. H.HV 



The Lincoln 

The Lincoln npany of 

Oakland. Cat., are making good 
progress in their well N 
section 14-38-27, Kern River Dis- 
trict. Their rig is one of the best 
in the field, and is making steady 
progress down towards oil. They 
have passed into the water sands 
this week, and will have to put on 
a double crew Ike ember 1st. The 
work is under the supervision of 
one of the best drillers in that dis- 
trict, who is careful, thorough and 
reliable. To show his faith in the 
well he was drilling, he voluntarily 
requested that his wages be paid. 
one-half in cash, and one-half in 
stock of the Lincoln Oil Company 
at twenty-five cents per share. 
This of itself should be sufficient 
guarantee of a good well of oil. 
This gentleman has successfully 
drilled seven wells heretofore in 
Kern River District, and is 
thoroughly competent for the work 
ahead of him. and backed with 
ample funds, and an energetic 
reliable set of officers as the Lin- 
coln Oil Company have, he will 
surely finish one of the best pay- 
ing wells in the district for the 
Lincoln Oil Company. The direc- 
tors have decided to advance the 
price of stock to fifty cents per 
share, December ioth. 



a scientific view. 



ige 7. 



State Mineralogist's Re- 
port- 

Mr. A. S. Cooper, who recently 
examined the pioper-ty of the 
Salinas Oil and Development com- 
pany, reports as follows: 

San Francisco, Nov. 22, 1900. 
Salinas Oil and Development Co., 

Gentlemen: I have examined 
that part of your land adjoining 
the bituminized sand deposit in 
section 34, township 24, range 10 
east, M. D. M., and find that the 
axis of the San Antonio anticline 
passes through this property. 
That the shales constructing the 
anticline are highly bituminized 
and give promise of reward for 
conscientious development. 

The property is easy of access; 
there is abundance of wood and 
water on the ground to carry on 
the work of drilling, and in the 
case of the construction of a pipe 
line, the descent would be con- 
tinuous from the bituminous de- 
posit to the railroad. 

After my examination of the 
geological formation of this dis- 
trict, I am of the opinion that you 
are justified in sinking wells. I 
may also inform you that four 
wells have been located and work 
will at once be started. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) A. S. Cooper. 



posures in the Kein river oil field. 
These show strata of clay and soft 
sandstone. The sandstone is light- 
colored and formed principal', 
granitic material. These locks re- 
semble the formations which may 
en resting on the granite a 
tew miles northeast o( the oil field. 
• Between th< Oil field and the 
granite, the sandstone contains 
Is which identify the forma- 
tion as the Middle Neocene. The 
rock exposures seen in the 
oil fields are on the bank of Kern 
river in Sec. 2. T. :<) S.. R . 
M. D. M. At this point, strata of 
sandstone, somewhat impregnated 
with petroleum, dip to the west of 
north at an angle of less than 10 
deg. It is difficult to estimate the 
precise direction of the dip of the 
oil sand, even when the depth at 
which the oil sand was struck has 
been given. The reasons of this 
difficulty are: First, it is impossible 
il whether or not the first 
oil yielding stratum is the same 
stratum; second, it is evident that 
the strata vary in thickness withiu 
a short distance; third, the angle of 
the dip is so slight that it is 
necessary to use the records of 
wells which are far apart for the 
purposes of calculation: fourth, 
there is every reason to believe 
that the strata penetrated in the 
Kern river oil field undulate. 

"Notwithstanding the difficulties 
referred to. the writer collated the 
well records kindly furnished him 
by the well owners in this oil field. 
From these records it appears that 
in the northern portion of the field 
the strike of the oil sand is about 
N. 30 deg. W., the dip being S. 60 
deg. W. at an angle of less than 
10 deg; and in the southern por- 
tions of the field the strike is about 
N. 70 deg. W., the dip being S. 20 
deg. W. at an angle of less than 
10 deg. It is probable that N. 60 
deg. to 70 deg. W. is the prevail- 
ing strike of the Neocene forma- 
tious in the Kern river district. 

" In August, 1000, when the 
Kern river district was visited by 
the writer, the Kern river might 
be said to bound the developed 
portion of the Kern river oil field 
on the south and east. The rock 
exposures on the banks of the 
river show no evidence of any 
fault or line of geological disturb- 
ance to which the course of the 
Kern river might be attributed; 
and the terraced banks of the river 
indicate a long period of gradual 
erosion. There is a reasonable 
probability, therefore, that remu- 
nerative oil-yielding formations 
will be discovered on the south 
side of Kern river." 



R. R. Haskell. 

I' II K. 



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The Esmeralda*^ 

Oil and Development Co, 

1.1 res 
Price per share (1 

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Panda «ill 1 c uicd ■ 
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A. KINGSBURY, Gen*] Agent 

Room 56= Parrot! Building 
Telephone. Polsom 1881. 



W. G. YOUNG 



BROWN & POW 

Prin 



fornia Street. 

Secretaries Of Oil Companies 

In Kern River Valley District 
aie respectfully requested to send 
a copy of their prospectus to 

j. s. i:\vi-.n 

10 California st., San brain 
Room 1. 

J. M. CURTIS &S0N 
Analytical Chemist 



STOCK BROK1CR. 



Special attention given lo the 

analysis of Oils, and to the tests of 

! Gypsum, Kaolin Clay and other 

6m r »niri,i;„ n„;i.i;., t , minerals held by the Land De- 

020 uauKium UiiililiiiK, I.ms Angeles Cttl in • 

partment as sufficient to main- 
tain placer mineral locations. 

Quick and accurate returns at 
moderate prices. 



Oil Stock Investments paying 
per cent, per month. Active Repre- 
sentative Wanted. Correspondence In- 
vited. 



23 California St. ,San Francisco. 



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ATLAS PATENT PIPE WRENCH 

A High Class Drop Forged Steel Tool. 



ATLAS PAT. IS88-I900. 



Quick, effective and Positive in adjustment. The good qualities of 
Chain Pipe Wrench and Screw Pipe Wrench combined without hav- 
ing the faults of either. 

Made in four sizes: 10. [8, 24 and 36 inches. Handling from one-eighth of an inch wire to 4^ 
inch pipe. For sale by Hardware, Plumbing and Oil Well Supply Dealers. 

ATLAS PIPE WRENCH CO. 5I F t°n d F ?an d cio 



New York Office 121 Liberty Street 



Wor]c S| New Haven, Conn. 



FOR SALE 



AT McKITTRICK 

1 Standard WeII=boring Outfit in First=class Condition 
Also 1300 Feet of Casing 

Apply Room 5, 8th Floor 
Mills Bui lding 




Contracted Waist Water Front Fire-Box- 
Oil Well Boiler. Made in two sizes 
2oand 25 Horse-Power. 



PARKE & LACY CO. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. BAKERSFIELD, CAL. 

21 & 23 FREMONT ST., SAN FRANCISCO. 



Engines, Boilers and Pumps for 

I OIL WELLS 1 

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Well Boring and Drilling Tools. Prompt Delivery Guaranteed 



PACIFICOIL: REPORTER 



NBBDS ADVERTISING. 



What Oil Men Operating jn the 
East Say About the Oil Industry. 

Oil men, especially those operat- 
in Central and Northern California, 
should heed the advice and warn- 
ing given in the following letter 
from G. W. Peer, one of the most 
influential California oil men now 
operating in the East: 

Chicago, Nov. 23, 1900. 
Mr. L. P. Crane, President Cali- 
fornia Petroleum Miners' Asso- 
ciation. Room 33, Second Floor 
Mills Building, i-au Francisco, 
Cal. 

My Dear Sir: We are very glad 
to learn, as a result of instructions 
sent to our Sau Francisco offre to 
make application to the Petroleum 
Miners' Association for member- 
ship, that we have been placed on 
the list of the many substantial 
members now on your books, and 
it gives us great pleasure to say 
that we have already reaped much 
benefit from the connection thus 
made. We have located an office 
in Chicago with the object of get- 
ting the investing public in this 
and contiguous territory interested 
in our California fuel oil produc- 
tion. While as yDU know Chicago 
is a place literally filled up with 
all kinds of propositions, a great 
many of which have merit, and it 
seemed to us at first a most diffi- 
cult thing to accomplish our ob- 
ject, but after becoming somewhat 



acquainted we now find that the 
people here have more knowledge 
of our California oil situation than 
in any place where .we have at- 
tempted to do business. The Cali- 
fornia Oil business here and in 
the East needs advertising and 
needs it badly. While the terri- 
tory north of the Tehachapis is 
now the largest producer in the 
state, we find that in the southern 
part of the state the people are, 
as usual, doing much more to at- 
tract the investor than we on the 
north. It would certainly seem to 
me that advertising, along a gen- 
eral line, by the daily newspapers 
of San Francisco and the railroad 
companies would have a most 
beneficial effect on the oil industry 
in California. It is not necessary 
to make any flowery assertions, as 
the fact of our rapid development 
on this industry in California are 
more than sufficient to prove of 
the greatest interest to the people 
of the East. If one of the San 
Francisco papers could be induced 
to take up the advertising of the 
oil business in their Sunday edi- 
tions, writing up the facts as they 
exist, in an interesting man- 
ner and broadening out on the 
lines suggested by the re- 
cent commendable effort of the 
Mining and Engineering Review, 
letting the matter run in serial 
form, that is to say, every Sunday 
or every other Sunday, it seems 
to me that the oil companies would 
buy a sufficient number of these 
papers to more than compensate 
the publishing company for their 



part of the work and I think it 
would serve as one of the best 
mediums in existence to educate 
outside investors. 

Presuming that you have the 
statistics at hand will you kindly 
adviseme whattheactual numberof 
producing wells are to date in the 
state, what their output is and 
about what the average production 
is per day. 

I expect to be in Chicago for 
some little time to come and if 
there is anything I can do at this 
end of the line that will be of 
assistance to you or the Associa- 
tion, which you so ably represent, 
I trust that you will give me the 
opportunity and pleasure of doing 
so. 

Yours very truly, 

G. W. Peer. 



Sale of Union Oil Co.' Stock 

An Associated Press dispatch 
from Los Angeles, under date of 
the 26th, states that a controlling 
interest in the Union Oil company, 
the oldest in the State and a divi- 
dend payer for twenty years, has 
been sold to a syndicate composed£ 
of the principal stockholders o 
the Edison Electric Company o 
that city. The price paid is s ai 
to be $800,000, and the capital stock 
will be immediately increased from 
$5,000,000 to $10,000,000. The 
company has property all over 
the State, but its principal wells 
are located in Ventura county. 



The Hawkeye company, in section 1 8 
on the northern boundary, is drilling on 
its first well. 



The Barrett Oil Well Swivel Wrench 



For carrying and placing 
bits in drilling stem bits 




Drilllers, to be successful, should use the best and latest appliances 

as it is LABOR, TIME AND MONEY SAVED. 

It is only necessary to have one of these wrenches for all sized bits 
You simply change the top plates, which have different sized squares 
to suit different sized bits. 



— MANUFACTURED BY — 



J. Barrett, 



Alleghany, Pa. 



California Fortune Oil Go. 

Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. 



CAPITAL, $500,000. 



Shares, par value St. 00 ench. 



OFFICERS. 



A. R. Wooster president E. Denicke secretar 



Judge Fritz 

R. A. Coleman 2nd vice-presiden 

. J. Truman treasurer 



Wm. M. Madden attorney 

Columbian Bank De pository 

DIRECTORS. 
W. C. Carpenter A. McDonald R. L. Atki 



Location : Section 34, 12-24, Sunset District. In the same section there are five wells in operation. 

Contract Has Been Let For Rig and Drilling Will Begin at Once 

The Company also own 80 acres in McKittrick and 320 acres in Coalinga. 

SURROUNDINGS— 12-24 Sunset District. 

On section 32 are eight wells; section 31 are four; and on 35 is located the large well of Jewett, Blodgett & Beal 
On the same anticline with the Monarch and Occidental. 

Ten thousand shares only are offered for sale at 25c Each 



Office, 529 Parrott Building. 



Apply to E. DENICKE, secretary. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



PACIFIC COAST OIL NEWS. 

Recent Developments In Oil In Various Parts 
of the State. 



There 
tion near Lafayette. 



ONTS 
re three • -i 1 derricks |i 



Wort of -pudding in for oil »., 

menced at the Contra Co t.« o. 

>i Canyon, .. fen 
aouth of Antiucl 

lias a fine rig. and llic nun who 
have charge of tin boring 

tiinlrrstiiml tlicir Ium- . 

The work of hauling otalerial for the 
erection of the rig for the C 

rmpany, operating oa the Malonev 
ranch, »n- begun recently, and no* the 
crJug the rig vrlU be pushed 
ird. 



he Snj . 



at the Superior, 



K B R N 

The How continues 

2, li-.;.). 

The Diamond is waiting foi casing to 

cut off the heaving dry sand. 

The Rio Bravo company is read \ 
begin drilling on section io. 

Eckstrotn has begun work on 24, 29- 
-'9- 

Shortage of water is interfering with 
development at McKittrick. 

Several derricks were demolished at 
McKittrick in the recent storm. 

The Arizona Western has been pulling 
its osing to get at its tools. 

Drilling has begun on 34, 11-24, by 
the Grocers' Oil company. 

Pipe has been shipped to Sunset to be- 
gin the construction of a four-mile line. 

The Commerc'al Travelers' company 
is preparing to set up their engine and 
boiler on 8, 29-28. 

On sections 4 and 10, 32-23, the Mid- 
way of Oregon is putting up a derrick 
and preparing for work. 

A concrete viaduct 800 feet long has 
been constructed by the West Shore 
from the wells to their railroad tanks. 

The Golden Gate has moved back to 
the neighborhood of the Monarch, on 
35, 12-24, Sunset district. 

Oil in the Kern River 6eld is bringing 
70 cents, with a brisk demand. Opera- 
tors held out for #1 for some time. 

A number of locations are being made 
on the Cuyama, in the neighborhood of 
Santa Barbara canyon. 

The Santa Barbara and Kern, which 
struck oil in the Kern River district 
recently, has decided to go 200 feet 
further into the oil sand. 



ncarlv four fret iwr. their \vu 
line, on 1 

owner J ,|ic 

owner>o( the land paying foi thr 

'< i that the 

Tlu Oriental 

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1- vnii Bowing. 

Oil has been struck b] tin Wilson 
conipanj and the Blinu company, both 
1 on section 

The Lone Stir, on }», 12 24. is now 
down (00 feet in No 1, lower than it was 
able to sink the first well. It has had a 
showing of oil, 

Arrangements have been made lor the 
sinking ol two wells on a 1,400-acre tract 
in anew locality, about ten miles west of 
McKittrick, in San Luis Obispo county. 

Canfield and Dohen? haw resumed 
work on the three remaining quarters of 
in. 18-28, where the Edgar struck oil te 
cently. The latter is still drilling 

Clarence Berry, one of the Edgar com- 
pany, recently paid |6,ooo for the north- 
east quarter of section 7, 2S-28, near the 
company's recent strike. 

A derrick has been put up by the 
Maricopa Oil company on section 1, 11- 
24, where they recently obtained land on 
the southwest quarter from the Pittsburg 
Oil company. 

Revival of work is expected in the 
Temblor country, a party of Colorado 
capitalists having taken hold of a large 
body of land with the intention of 
begining extensive developments. 

The Arizona Western, 8,29-28, has com- 
pleted its fishing job and is ready to 
resume drilling. Two sands have 
alreadv been struck. 



KERN RIVER OIL 



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IN \ ELOPMENT OOMPANYSXS"-} 

n Francisco, Cal. 
.sin the Fullertou I 
Owi the Kern Rivei oil district, Rem I 

slue. <«<.o slmres in treasury. 

Treasury stock foi sale ..t %\ ., thare, fully secured. 

1'ic.isurv Mock for sale at 50 cents n share, nut secured. 



BOARD OF DIRKCTOKa 

HENRY DBCHBNT .... 

ol Rrusius Bros., New York. 
EUGENE J, BNSN 



I Ensign & ftfcQu B 1 1 oil Mi 
LEON E. ENSIGN 

(with Firemen's Fund Insurance I 

B. F. SAC.AR 

(Manager Eisen Vineyard Co.) 
PHILIP!' DECHENT - - - 

DEPOSITORY— First National Bauk San Iran 



President 
Vice-President 



Secri 



Oil Land, 

aroe 



Stocks, Oil! 
Bought and Sold 



Lands to lease on royalty or will take stock in progressive 

Companies Incorporated under non-assessable laws. 

Will assist parties desiring companies promoted or Incorporated 



companies 



Bachelors' Oil Company, 

Three States Oil Company, 
Section 6 Oil Company, 
Sunset Consolidated 
Oil Company 



Ambrose Harris 
Tyree A. Bell 

Rooms 611-612-613 

Hearst Building, 

San Francisco 
Telephone — Black 91. 



On the Peerless property well No. 6 
continues to yield 300 barrels daily. 
Perforation has been finished on No. 7 
and a landing effected on No. 8. 

Seven wells are going down on Jewett 
and Blodgett's property at Sunset, and 
thirteen are being put down by other 
parties. 

Messrs. Spencer and Roberts are 
backing Milton McWhorter in his re- 
finery, which is now assured. Mr. Mc- 
Whorter will be superintendent. 

The Jewett-Blodgett-Beale well on 35, 
12-24, will t> e allowed to stand as it is 
and another will be drilled in the neigh- 
borhood. 

Rain has interfered with work in the 
southern oil fields, especially with team- 
ing. 

The desire of owners to drill as close 
to the line as possible was emphatically 
illustrated in the case of the Petroleum 
Center, which recently drilled a well | 



LOS ANGELES 

Uncle Sam Oil Company has twelve 
wells on the pump, and is drilling six 
more. 

A new well is going down at Alpine 
and Ramona streets for the Union Petro- 
leum company. 

While the rain has checked oil 
operations in Los Angeles, real estate 
men report increased inquiry 'for oil 
lands since the heavy storm. 

Puente Crude Oil company have 
ordered a complete new rig with 74-foot 
derrick from the Whittier lumber com- 
pany. 



The Murphy Oil Company has com- 
menced drilling on No. 7 on the top of 
the hill. No. S rig is as good as com- 
pleted and the gradings have been made 
for No. 9. 

The well of the Standard Crude Com- 
pany in the LaHabra valley is down 
nearly 800 feet. The drillers have been 
bothered with water sand and have been 
obliged to follow the bit closely with 
casing. 

The Warner company has ordered 
material for a pipe line from its wells to 
the Evergreen station. From the top of 
the hill to the foot of the canyon the 
line will be put in with three inch pipe 
and the remainder of the distance with 
two inch. A receiving tank will be built 
at the station. 

The Central company started up the 
pump on its new water system last week. 
The pump now in use is a temporary 
machine to be used until the big 60 



Continued on page 16 



Fairbanks, Morse & Company 



OIL WELL SUPPLIES 



'Star" and Standard Drilling Rigs, Fairbanks Gas, Gasoline and 
Distillate Engines. Steam Pumps and Boilers, Boston and 
Reading Casings, Tubing. Sucker Rods, Pumps, 
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li Rig Irons, Sand Reels, Sand Pumps, Drilling and Fishing 

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l! Telephone 341 21st and I Streets. PO.Box 463 

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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



Point Richmond Oil Co. 

Capital Stock $100,000 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 

Henry B. Russ, president, capitalist 
San Francisco; J. C. Martin, vice-pres, 
dent, road foreman of engines, S. P. Co. 
San Francisoo; I. W. Taber, treasurer, 
president Taber Photo Co., San Fran- 
cisco; A. Keller, director, agent S. P. 
Co., Alameda Point; J. O, Denny, di- 
rector, journalist, San Francisco; S. D. 
Woods, attorney, member of Congress 
for Second District, California; Arthur 
Wheeler, secretary. 

This company is capitalized with less 
shares than any other company in Contra 
Costa county. 

Stock 50 cents per share. 

No assessments. Small capital stock. 
Guaranteed advance in price. 

Controlled by well-known men. 

Our property is close to the city and 
can easily be seen. It is declared by 
experts to be as fine as any in the State 

Strong ccmpanies are drilling on each 
side of us. Send for prospectus. 




Fulton Engine Works 

Los Angeles, = California 

Oil Well Tools and Machinery. 

Postoffice Box No. 296— Station C. Telephone, Main 661. 



Lacy Manufacturing Company 



Manufacturers of 




Steel Water Pipe 
General Sheet 
Iron Works 



Point Richmond Oil Co. 

floor, Room 41, Mills Building, San Francisco. Telephone Main 1765. 

The Excelsior Adjustable Round Hoop Tanks 



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OIL STORAGE & WAGON TANKS 



Oil Well Casiug Oil Stills 

Works: Cor. New Main and Date streets. P. O. Box 231. 

Telephone, Main 196. Baker Block. Station C 

Office, 334 North Main Street, Los Angeles. Cal. 



30,000 Gal. Size 20-2^x14 feet high. 



|p The Excelsior Redwood Comp'y 

Fourth and Channel Sts. San Francisco. Manuf rs and dealers in dumber and House Kinis * 

C. A. HOOPER & CO., Agents 
204 Front street. ■ ■ . San Francisco 



Member 
California Petroleum 
Miners' Association 

THE FLASHLIGHT 

Oil Company 

1200 acres in Coalinga District 
Offers excellent opportunity for 
rapid advance in stocks bought 
now in at bed rock price. Shares 
now selling at 20 cents will surely 
be worth $1 00 inside of six months; 
agent wanted in each city in the 
State. Write for prospectus, for 
particulars, etc. 



Now Drilling. 

THE BAY CITY OIL COMPANY, 

Is now drilling on its lands in 
Midway District, K in County. 

Circulars and maps sent on request. 



Bay City Oil Company 



321 Safe Deposit Building, San Francisco. 
Geo. W. Turner. President. 
■ E N .SRWELt,, Secretary, 



When you want to swear go to 

LEE D. CRAIG 

Notary Public and 
Commissioner of Deeds 
16 Montgomery St, 
bet. Califorria 
and Pine, San Francisco. 



A Splendid Opportunity 



For Investment 



Mt. Diablo Oil Company 



In section 30, 28-28, Kern River 
District. Has one good pro- 
ducing well and the second well 
is nearly finished. Price of 
stock $1 per share. 

We also have for sale or lease any 
.part of section 26, township 32 
south, range 23 east, Sunset 
District, on reasonable terms. 

Room 625 Udghi,in Bldg. 

Los Angei.es, Cai,. 



INTER NOS 

Oil and Development Company 

Rooms 39 & 40 Crocker Building 

Junction of Post and Market Incorporated under laws of Arizona 



Positively Non-Assessable. Capital Stock, $400,000 



Officers — Matthew C. Nunan, President; A. M. Cox, Vice-pres- 
ident; John F. Harris, treasurer; M. L. Culver, secretary; C. W. 
Duffie, Manager; Hugo D. Newhouse, Attorney; Daniel Meyer, 
Depository. 

A limited amount of treasury stock will be sold at 25 cents per 
share. Lands of the company are in Sunset, McKittrick and Tem- 
blor Districts, comprising 410 acres. Will commence boring at once 
on section 9, 32 south, range 23 east, M. D. B. & M., situated in the 
very center of oil-producing wells. This stock sale isa SNAP, as oper- 
ations begin at once. Work will progress as rapidly as possible. Do 
not wait to be solicited for this stock as it is not a speculation, but a 
sound investment. For further information apply or address 

Brust & Byrne, General Agents, 



Rooms 39 and 40 Crocker Building 



San Francisco 



Telephone, Maiu 296. 



Stock of this company will advance to 50 cents per share on or 
boutthe 15th of December, and you want a A 1 investment call 
on or address Messrs. BYRNE & BRUST. 



E BREITW1SER, Inventor RISDON IRON WORKS Builders 
San Francisco, Cal. 



NEW RAPID HYDRAULIC ROTARY and WALKING BEAM 
combination rigs. 

NEW STYLE STANDARD RIGS with all iron sprocket belts an 
rope drums. 

NEW MULTIPLE PUMPING PLANT, with separate strokes 

each well. 
HYDRAULIC CLEANING AND FISHING OUTFITS. 

FUEL OIL FOR SALE. 



PROSPECTSAT VENTURA APPEAL OF 8CRIPPER8 

Promising Territory in the Nci£h 



horhoiid ol the Const City 

the \ : I i of VlMltU 

eiuiit 

tnlphur, gj 

mcniti t the 

Where 

the nnlicliu 
gas bubbl, - 

ttnann 
■I upon the 
fold, g A'itliin 

ii null mchn 

wlun- broken tcrtil ' 

which hut 
long been famous, 

•.he town lies the fi- 
ll ami the ranches «'f Joseph 
the late William Sexton, when 
drilling has alicad] begun, says ■• south- 
ern paper. 

The Argonaut company and i 
operating under the Adams lease, are 
drilling two wells on the Taylor ranch, 
one of which has encountered seepages 
of oil ami is down several hundred feet 
in favorable formation. On the Sexton 
ranch the Uncle John company, com- 
posed of Whittier people, is at work with 
a Standard rig and is prepared to drill a 
deep well if necessary to prove its terri- 
tory . 

The feature of this region, :is revealed 
by many expert examinations, is the 
nature and regularity of the geological 
formation. An almost perfect anticlinal 
fold strikes east and west, intersecting 
the Taylor ranch, along the north end of 
the Lloyd ranch for three and one- 
quarter miles, through the ^ouo-acre 
Joseph Sexton ranch, through the 2800- 
acre Uncle John company tract, and a 
far as can be traced continues in the 
direction of Bardsdale and Torrey can- 
yon and the rich wells of the Union Oil 
company in that vicinity. 

Adjoining the Lloyd and Sexton 
ranches on the northeast are other tracts 
of the old Ex-mission rancho of which 
the Union Oil company owns the oil 
right. On these tracts are wells and 
tunnels whi?h have produced oil for 
years, it being piped to the Ventura 
wharf and shipped on steamers and 
barges which ply from there. 



The Famous) C*M •. Ciirricd to the 
Court «>J 

men 1 1 
I et ill 
j to the I'ii 

Ap|x 

in which Judge I 

the defendants, and 1 
Icterrnincd 

in di - iltural 

land, while the scrippen claimed thai it 
was iutner.il land 
culture. Iii hi>- opinion, Judgi 
called nltcnti"ti t" the extreme!' 
tradictor) nature of the testimony, and 
suggested an investigation bj the grand 
jury. Nothing was ever done in the 
matter, however, be public is 

aware, though it is impossible to know 
what consideration the grand jury may 
have given it 




For Sale or to Lease 

Thorn • l> in the 

Kern Fiver, McKittrick and Sunset Districts 

including Sunset properl 

Jamea R. T. Mershon 
Land and Stockbroker, Rooms 537, Parrot! Building 

San Francisco, Cal. 



Companies promoted and assisted in the I their development 

fnnds. 

Promoter oi 1 upanibs. 



Whichever ^-i\ it goes in tin- > 
of Appeals it w 11 be appealed to 
the United States Supreme Court, 
as both parties to the 6ght will push 
it to the last resort. In the 
time the land department may act. If 
the department decision is considered a 
violation of law it can be taken before a 
state court, and in this case would prob- 
be taken before the Superior court 
iu Los Angeles and Bakersfield. In 
the latter court the scrippers' ease has 
already been thrown out of court once 
by 1 udge Mahou. 

Upon questions of fact the rulings of 
the department are final, but upon ques- 
tions of law the courts may decide. In 
any case, before department or courts 
are through with, it this contention will 
eventually be chronicled as one of the 
greatest ever started in the West. 



Com- 
J S. 



The Monarch Oil Co of Arizona, Prudential Oil 
Piiny, of Arizona, the Lion Oil Co.. of 
Potts Oil Land and Development Co., Sunset Center 
Oil and Developing Company «n Arizona, Vesuvius Oil Co. 

of Arizona, and Tiger Oil Co- of Arizona all in the Sunset district, 
Kern county. 



Casmalia, Ranch, Oil and Development Co. 

Incorporated under the laws of California 
Capital Stock, 500,000 shares at $1 each 



New Refinery- 

The location of the new refinery of 
the Hercules Oil Producing com any of 
I,os Angeles, now nearing completion, is 
on Faith street, just south of the Frank- 
lin refinery, in the southeastern part of 
the city. The Hercules plant will com- 
prise six stills with a capacity of 30,000 
barrels of petroleum a month; twenty 
steel tanks with capacities from 250 to 
1000 barrels, a warehouse 32x150 feet in 
dimensions, and a cooperage — where the 
barrels needed for the refined product 
will be made— 32x120 feet in dimensions. 
The location is such that by short 
switches the refinery can be made ac- 
cessible from the Southern Pacific as 
well as from the Santa Fe railway. 



The Famoso 

The I-amoso Oil and Investment 
Company report the receipt of a 
great many outside inquiries for 
information concerning oil lands 
and stocks, and has made a num- 
ber of good cash sales of stock by 
mail in consequence, the guarantee 
feature of the Famoso is what 
attracts outside capital. At next 
monthly meeting of board of direc- 
tors, contracts will be let for 
material and casing for wells Nos. 
51 and 52. 



Samples at the Exposition. 

Samples of oil from the various Cali- 
fornia fields have been presented to the 
museum of the Petroleum Institute by 
the delegates representing the California 
oil industry at the Paris Exposition. 
The fields represented are as follows; 

Gravity of Oil 
Where Obtained. Baume. 

Los Angeles district 14-18 deg 

Kern River field (Lubricating) ....n 

McKittrick, (at 808 feet) 15 

Santa Paula field J 5 

Summerland field l6 " 

M cKittrick (at 625 feet) 16 ^ 

b.esno field I7 (| 

W.llerton field 33 ^ 

P, ente field 33 „ 

S-nLuis field 

Bonanza property 

Coalinga field 

San Mateo field 



now 
their 



The Gray Gander 

Gray Gander Oil people 
have a chance to spread 
wings and say they are all right. 
Since the Edgar strike next to 
them the company feels very much 
encouraged. The last report from 
the Fdgar well was they were 
down 125 feet in the big sand and 
still sinking. The company ex- 
pects between 300 to 400 feet of 
sand; that will mean from 100 to 
500 barrels of oil a day, and the 
Gray Gander is within speaking 
distance of them. This company 
has been selling considerable stock 
since the new strike; they expect 
soon to raise the price and only a 
few more shares will be sold. 
O. B. Phelps, president of the com- 
pany, was in San Francisco for a 
few days, but such good news 
came for the company that he 
made up his mind to return to the 
fields, and watch results from the 
adjoining wells. All those who 
purchased stock in this company 
are considered among the lucky 
ones. 



.36 

• 38 

• 45 



WANTED 

A position by an Oil Well 
Driller by one who has had ex- 
perience in sandstone formation. 
Apply to Jas. A. Jacobs, 

1935 Mission Street, 
San Francisco. 



The land controlled by this company consists of 13,000 acres of 
some of the finest oil land in the state, so pronounced by the best oil 
experts in California, Near our property is already a producing 
well, and a number of other strong companies are now drilling or are 
putting up rigs. Our company is dow drilling its first, well with all 
possible dispatch, the rig being a first-class Standard rig, and the 
tools used being of the best and latest make. 

We expect to strike oil before 1200 feet. 

In order to put another rig at work immediately the company 
offers for sale 50,000 shares of stock at 25 cents a share. Already a 
good percentage of this stock has been subscribed. Our acreage is 
so large that when the land has been proven to be oil land (as it 
surely is), there will be no difficulty in leasing land in small lots of 
40 acres up to hundreds of other companies at a good royalty. 

We have already leased a large tract to a company, which wil 
commence immediate operations at a good royalty. 

The Southern Pacific Railroad runs through the center of our 
property, there being three stations on our land, thus giving us the 
best of transportation facilities. We are within two miles of the Pa- 
cific Coast Railroad connecting with Port Harford steamers, and could 
run a pipe-line to the sea, distant three and one-half miles. 

The officers ot the company are well-known business men of 
San Francisco, and have put up their own money for developments 
thus far. The office of the company is iu room 404 Call Building, 
where the President, C. C. Morehouse, or the Secretary, W. R.Jones, 
can always be seen from 11 to 2. 

Write or call for Prospectus and Maps and Experts' Reports. 
THIS STOCK WILL TREBLE IN VALUE IN THREE MONTHS 

Pacific Coast Machinery Company 

Dealers it 1 Crude Petrol 
eum for fuel and gas also 
manufactures of the Lar- 
kin Retort Oil Burner un- 
eqalled for economy and 
eiseof regulation. Com- 
plete oil burning plants 
our specialty. Oil deliv- 
ered in carload lots or by 
tank wagon or drum. 
Bakersfield', McKittrick or 
Coalinga oil in any quan- 
tity, long time contracts or 
otherwise. Lowest prices, best and most economical equipment. Everything 
guaranteed. We also manufacture the Larkin Oil Filter for filtering dynamo and 
machinery oils. In addition to our fuel oil business we are also agents for the 
Stirling Water Tube Boiler, St. Louis Car Company, Missouri Car and Foundry 
Company, and the G. D. Boiler Cleaner Company. If you are thinking of using 
Crude Petroleum for fuel give us a call. 

Pacific Coast Machinery Company, 12 Fremont Street, San Francisco 




i6 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



(Continued from page 13.) 



horse boiler and pump now in Los 
Angeles can be put in. The reservoir at 
the top of the foothills has a capacity 
of half a million gallons. 

The Home Oil company has the der- 
rick for No. 11 completed and as soon as 
No. 10, which is a finished well, is on the 
pump, drilling will begin on No. 11. 

Col. Hanson, manager of the Raymond 
and New England properties, was in 
Whittier last week to make arrangements 
for the opening of the roads to his wells. 
Under the present conditions it is im- 
possible to reach them by team. 

The Whittier Oil and Development 
company before operations were cut off 
by the flood had its well down nearly 300 
feet. The well has been cased to preveut 
caving. 

Work is suspended o 1 the Standard 
Crude Oil well near LaHabra for a few 
days as it is impossible to haul oil for the 
furnace until the roads are repaired. 

The International Oil compaDy has 
subleased a portion of its holdiug-4 in La 
Habra valley, Orange county, and will 
await the results of the operations on 
this part before renewing its efforts to 
secure oil. The company reached a 

depth of 1100 feet before it quit, and got 1 j ng a 600-barrel tank on its property and 
600 feet of salt water. At times during [ work w m begin at once on another well. 



the derricks were carried away and the 
roads through the canyons were gullied, 
but the actual damage to property was 
comparatively slight. 

The Stillson Oil company has installed 
the air compression system of pumping 
on its propert}'. 

The Dodson Oil company near San 
Pedro has lost a bit in the hole, and 
drilling is suspended for the present 
until it can be recovered. 

Johnson and Roberts' well in the San 
Pedro field is down 200 feet, with a good 
showing of gas and oil. 

The Victoria Oil company, which has 
been delayed for several weeks on ac- 
count of the non-arrival of tools, has 
begun work on its well at Fncinitis. 

The P hodes Oil company intends to 
go down in their last well on the west 
side and find if possible the main body 
of oil underneath. Mr. Rhodes is of 
the opinion that no one has yet struck 
the real oil sand in the western field. 

The Pacific Slope Oil Company in the 
local field has closed a contract for drill- 
ing five wells on its property and work 
on them w'.ll begin at once. 

The Union Jack Oil company is erect- 



the drilling the flow of gas was most ex- 
traordinary. 

The cloudburst Saturday undermine I 
the derrick for Turner company's No. 5 
and it was only saved from collapse by a 
temporary guy wire. Monday it was 
pulled back into place without material 
damage. Some loose timber lying about 



It is the intention of the company to 
drill ten more wells. 

The Uncle Sam Oil company has tapp- 
ed the sand in No. 12 recently on Hoover 
street, aud the hole filled up immediately 
with oil. This well is close to the famous 
No. 2 of this company, which held up 
for months at a 200-barrel rate. 



SANTA BARBARA. 

Casuialia Oil and Development com- 
pany are in very favorable shale. 

The Santa Maria Oil company, on the 
Suey creek, is in a hard shale and drill- 
ing is very slow. 

Lumber for a new derrick on the 
Autone Tognazzini ranch, in the Foxen 
canyon, will arrive soon. 

Work was stopped on the well at the 
Musico ranch lately, Mr. Purcell being 
called to Los Angeles. 

M. S. Steckle, a driller from Sespe has 
taken charge of the Casmalia company's 
drilling. 

Five cars of lumber and casing have 
arrived ft Graciosa for the Clampitt 
Bros.' company, on the Hartnell ranch. 

Shipments of asphaltum, both refined 
and crude, are being made by the Gua- 
dalupe Asphalt company from Shuman 
station on the broad gauge to Chicago. 

The machinery for the Graciosa Oi 
company, on the Harris ranch, is ex- 
pected daily. The houses and derricks 
are completed. This well is about one 
mile southeast from the Western Union 
on the Carrega ranch. 

Arrangements are going forward to 
sink about a dozen oil wells at Lompoc. 
Slate Mineralogist Cooper is of the 



down no feet. It is believed that oil 
will be struck on this property at a depth 
of between 209 and 250 feet, because ten 
years ago Mr. John Pyster, while boring 
for water on his ranch, struck oil sand at 
a depth of 244 feet. 

SAN BENITO. 

Eastern capitalists, represented by 
Messrs. Bunson Bros., who recently se- 
cured a lease on nco acres of the Sar- 
gent estate.are now erecting two Standard 
rigs on the property. Drilling will be 
in progress by December 1. 

The parties operating on Sargent place 
intend putting up a rig on the adjoining 
property, belonging to Thomas Flint. 

The final transfer of the Chittenden 
ranch has been made to capitalists, who 
will at once begin development of its oil 
resources. The consideration is re- 
ported at $22,000. 

SUTTER. 

The "Sutter Farmer".is authority for 
the statement that good oil indications 
have been found and oil samples secured 
in South Butte Pass in Sutter county. 
Development of the locality is to be be- 
gun soon. 

TULARE. 

The contest case of the Keystone Oil 
company vs. the State of California, 
involving the south half of section 



opinion that this section will prov equal J Ig . I5> was near a ; n the visalia Lan 
to the best in the stale in oil production. 

Work on the Curtis-Wilkins prospect, 
at Carpenteria, has ceased temporarily, 
owing to breakage in the drilling mach- 
inery. When work stopped the hole was 



Office last week. 

VENTURA. 

The Sheridan Oil company, directly 
north of Piru, is meeting with many 




IiIlMCOIi^ Olli COJVlPflflY 



J, H. EDSON, Secretary and Manager 

Central Bank Building, 



Oakland, Cal. 



Expert's Report. 



San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 25, 1900 
The Lincoln Oil Co. — Gentlemen — 1 
have made an examination of the prop- 
erty owned by your company, to wit: the 
southwest quarter of the northeast quar- 
ter of section 7, township 28 south, range 
28 east, M. D. B. & M. 

From the exhibit of frequent OUT- 
CROPS of OIL SAND, PRIMARY 
SHALES, etc., on this property, I have 
no hesitancy in saying that your property 
lies within the prolific table oil belt run- 
ning west of north, through the Kern 
River District, and I am satisfied from in 
dubitable surface indications that wells 
drilled on this property should be prolific 
yielders of oil nmning over 15 degrees 
Baume. — an ideal fuel oil. 

Very sincerely yours 

M. M. OGDEN 
Field Expert Producers' Oil Exchange, 
San Francisco,Cal. 



Lincoln Oil Company 

The LINCOLN OIL COMPANY is coming to the front. They 
report a ready sale of the first issue of Treasury Stock, 4500 shares 
being purchased by one party last week. With plenty cf fundsfnow 
in the Treasury, and with their business entrusted to enterprising 
men, the stockholders can be assured of the rapid development of the 
company. Investors will do well to secure some of the remaining 
shares of their first issue at 25 cents. The next will sell for twice that 
amount. 



STOCK UNDERWRITTEN 

OFFICE 

Pacific Coast Underwriting Company 

504 PARROTT BUILDINC 

S. F., Cal., Sept. 20, 1900. 
We hereby certify that we have underwritten the stock of the 
"Lincoln Oil Company " and the advantages are as follows: 
1st. The stock is fully paid and non-assessable. 
2nd. The buyers are guaranteed dollar for dollar of all 
money invested in this stock. 
3rd. The stock is preferred. 

4th. We will loan from 40 to 50 per cent of the par value to the 
holders of this stock at any time. 

5th. The bonds used to guarantee the stock are obtained in this 
city and can be easily investigated. 

E. D. COLEY, President, 

W. B. BURROWS, Secretary. 



p 



Oil. RF.P 



encoaraging evidences in its well in the 
way of oil seepages and gas veins which 
have been encountered. This is not far 
from the Modelo and Pirn Oil and Land 
companies properties. 

The Arizona conipc ng on 

the Mt« north of Fillmore, is it work 
again. About a month agn the company 
stopped work with its well 600 feet deep. 

The Montana company "ii the Akcrs 
property north of Fillmore hassucceetlcd 
in straightening a crooked hole at 700 
feet and is now making good headway. 

The old Bardsdale Oil company 
tooth of Fillmore, abandoned at 700 feet, 
is to be tackled again, Mr. On 
I.os Angeles having brought a rig for 
that purpose. 

The Bracken well on the u|>|x>r Ojiii is 
furnishing from twenty to lift* barrels a 
day. 

BENITO. 

The heavy timbers, for the derrick of 

the Holllster Crude Oil Companv hive 
arrived, and will be put in place this 
week. 

The Chittenden ranch in Santa Cm' 
county has been sold to Percy K. 5chu_ 
man, of Chicago, who will develop it for 
oil. 

The Silver Creek Oil Company has at 
last found good oil sand at a depth of 750 
feet, and a fine well is expected to be 
struck any da) . 

The Ashurst Oil ami Development Co. ' 
11 the Vallecitos, has started work, anil 
he drill has now penetrated to a dept 
of some 700 fee^.. 



All the small-sired 

ruing 

01 
left t. 

the] will commence preliminary work on 
the property of the tin Star An 

Mr 1 c Berry one >.i the repn ■ 

1 the lung., oil Company, :• 

of the Tullj tract in Bitterwatcr, « 

the vaUey this week, ami made .in 

mental with O. 1. Uamaon t.. sink -, 
test wells int. ■!.- the company started 
actual operati 

Mi-r- I 1. Butlei and I'll 
Cutler, from New York City, who have 
been inspecting the oil prospects in tins 
county, report to the California Petroleum 

Miner's Association that in their opinion, 
this territory will prove to be one ..f the 
most valuable in the state. 

NAPA. 

Cook and McKcimc and C. 11. Ander- 
son, of Monticello, have filed six claims 
to oil lands with the county recorder. 
Some 420 citizens of Napa county arc 
interested in the oil discover) ami have 
l4,5oo invested, A big load of lumber 
has been taken over to Berryessa to build 
a cabin for the men and a derrick floor at 
the Mt. Shasta oil and Development 
company's location Another oil spring 
has been discovered in Berryessa, back of 
Monticello. It conies to the surface 
freely too. 

SAN DIEC.O. 

The water in the well of the San 
Diego Oil company which has caused 



considerable trouble is being cased 
and tl.. 
in a few 

At : 

1) the drill 

: t.. within 



original depth. 












01 the 




W. FORGIE 



MttDUf.i 

OIL fr GAS WELL ■ 
RIG IRONS 

Saiul Reels, Cants 
Anns ami Tins. The 

Original Tool Wrench 

iiiK lack, Hie lust and 
cheapest on the mar- 
ket. 



For prices, etc., inquire of 
I>. HOOKER t.os Angeles, Cal., \V. PORGIE, Washington 



Pa. 




GRAY 
GANDER 

Special Attention 

Special attentiou is called to the loca- 
tion of its properties. 

Value of investment can be estimated 
from the following; 

Office Pacific Coast Underwriting Company, ) 
504 Parrott Building, > 

San Francisco, Cal., August 8, 1900J 
We hereby certify that we have underwritten 
the stock of the Gray Gander Oil Company 
and the advantages are as follows: 

1st The stock is fully paid and non-assessable. 
2nd The buyers are guaranteed DOLLAR for 
DOLLAR of all money invested in this stock. 
3rd The stock is preferred, 
4th We will loan from 40 to 50 per cent of the 
par value to the holders of this stock at any 
hue. 

5th The bonds used to guarantee the stock 
are obtained in this city and can be easily in 
stigated, 

E. D. COOLEY, President, 
\V. B. BURROWS, Secretary 




Oil Comp'ny 

Incorporated uuder the laws of South 
Dakota June 21. 1900. 

Capital stock 200,000 shares; par 
value $ 1 each, Treasury stock 100,000 
shares; sold with guarantee for devel 
opment purposes. 

OFFICERS 

President 0. B. PHELPS 

Vice-President J. L.DOBLE 

Secretary G. F. ABBOTT 

Write or call at office 330 Pine street 

rooms 44 and 45, for special indue 
meats for short time 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



OIL DIRECTORY. 



Leading Companies Now Operat- 
ing in California. 



ALMOTA Oil, MINING CQMPANY. Incor- 
porated July 14, 1900. Capital, $250,000. Num- 
ber ofshares, 250,000. Land, 160 acres in the Mc- 
Kittrick district, Keen county. Officers and direct- 
ors — C. Hunsaker, president, P. S. Montague, vice- 
president, B- D. Dement, secretary and treasurer, 
John T. Washington, S_ Hallo well. Depository, 
Auglo-CaliforniauBank. Office, 456 Parrott build- 
ing, San Francisco. Telephone, South 795. Shares 
25 cents. Raised December 1st to 50 cents. Agents 
wanted. 



A MERICAN FUEL OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1 

Location Los Angeles county. 

Officers and Directors, Geo. Easton, president; 
Geo. W Henderson, vice-president; W L Valen- 
tine, secretary; George D Easton, Leon Phipps. 
Office 638 Market street San Francisco. 



B 



UCKHORN OIL & TRANSPORTATION 00. 



Capital ». .$200,000 

20,000 shares at $10 

Location. Ventura county. 150 acres two miles 
south of Buckhom. 

Officers- Martin I W Smith, president; Wor- 
thington Ames, secretary; F L Forrestou, AM 
Allen and George B Merrill. 

Office; 801 Montgomery street , San Francisco. 

T3ACHEL0RS' OIL CO. 

Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location, 1460 acres Bakersfield and Sunset. 

Officers: S F Barstow r president: W I Pixie y. 
istvice president; Tyree A Bell, advice-president; 
Ambrose Harris, secretary :'H L Gear, attorney; 
Germania Trust Co., treasurer, 

Office, 612 Examiner Building. 



B 



EAR aTATE OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

Locaion, Fresno county. 

Officers — Chas.- Owens, -president; S. Aspland 
secretary; Geo. Buecker, treasurer; P. B. Nagle 
attorney. 

Office, 916 Market st., room sv 



B 



ONITA OIL CO. 



Capital.. $500,000 

200,000 shares at $2.50. 

Location: 160 acres in Sunset district, Kern 
county. 

Officers and Directors— O B Burns, president; 
WraE Stevens, vice-president; F J Brugiere, sec- 
retary and treasurer; Samuel Hubbard, J F Mc- 
Carthy, G G Kenny. 

Office: 807 Claus Spreckels building, San Fran- 

sco, Cal. 

/CALIFORNIA ROCK-OIL COMPANY, 

Capital 1,000,000 shares 

Par value, $1.00. 

Location: 80 acres in section 28, Coalinga district, 
Fresno county, and 700 acres in Big Panoche dis- 
trict, San Benito county. 

Officers and Directors : Duncan Hayne, presi- 
dent; William Craig, vice-president; Victor F 
Seawell, secretary; Union Trust Company, Depos- 
itory; W C Herbert, H G Stevenson, D T C Per- 
kins, M E Stanford. 

Office: 616 Hearst building, San Francisco, Cal 



CALIFORNIA OIL AND GAS CO. 

Capitalization $2,000,000 

200,000 shares at $10. 

Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. Stock 
non-assessable. 

Location, Fresno county; section 13, townsip 19 
south, range 14 east, and sections 9, 15,19,21,27 
and 29, township 19 south, range 15 east,M D B 
andM. 

Officers: W H H Hart, president; R J Davis 
ecretary; W M Graham, H J Umbsen, D E Hayes 
nd W H Snedaker 
Office: 149 Crocker Bldg., San Francisco. 

COMMONWEALTH OIL COMPANY. Capita 
stock only $100,000. Shares 1$ each. 
This company owns 320 acres of oil land in the 
famous Kern-River district, 32, 26-2S. Owns its 
etire nrig outfit of machinery, tools, derrick, en- 
gines, houses, tanks and wagons. Everything 
paid for and not a penny of debt. Only a limited 
amount of stock for sale. Robert Mills, presi- 
dent; G. B. Hoagjand, M. D., vice-president; R. 
F. Fullington. superintendent; Chas Conklin 
secretary. 667 Market street. San Francisco, Cal. 



/CYGNET PETROLEUM CO. 

Capital $150,000 

50,000 shares at $3. 

Location — Fresno county. - 

Directors— Chas. L Fair, J. C. B. Hebbard, Ghas 
J. Heggerty, Chas. A. Lee, John C. McElroy. 

Office~-56i Parrott Building. 

Tel.— South 184. 



CALIFORNIA MUTUAL OIL COMPANY. 

Capital, $500,000; 500,000 shares at$i. Location, 
N % of NE Y A , S 28 T 28, R 28 E. Kern Kiver Dis- 
trict;!NE K S 12, T 27, P. 26 E, Poso District, 
Kern county; Rancho La Purissima, Lompoc Dis- 
trict, Santa Barbara Countv. Offiers — John H 
Wise, President; Wm. H Busch, Vice President; 
Arthur B Price, Supt; Depository, Wells, Fargo 
& Co's Bank; E A Kluegel, Secretary. Office, No 
212 Sansome street, San B'rancisco, Cal. Tele- 
phone, Main 683 Stock selling at par 



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RAY GANDER OIL CO. 



Capital $200, 1 i ) 

200,000 shares at$i, 

Location: Section 7. 28-28, section 10, 28-27, sec - 
tion 22, 28-27, Kern county. 

Officers— O B Phelps, president; J L Doble, vice- 
president; G F Abbott, secretary; Safe Deposit 
and Trust Co., treasurer. 

Directort— O B Phelps, J L Doble, G F Abbott, 
T M Anton, J E Morris. 

Office^33o Pine street, San Francisco. 



QREAT NORTHERN OIL CO. 

Capital $600,000 

600 000 shares at $1. 

Location: The NJ£ of the N% of the SE& Sec. 
22, and theSJ£ of theSK of the SEK Sec. 22 T 
19 S., R. 15 E., Oil City, Coalinga district, Fresno 
county. 

Own 80 acres in the Coalinga district, Fresno - 
county. 

Officers: Hon. W. J. Westerfield, president; W, 

B Dennison, secretary and treasurer. 

Office: 783 Market street. San Francisco. 



^>UIND4 OIL COMPANY. 

Capital $20,000 

200 shares at $100 each. 

Location: 160 acres in Colusa county, section 34, 
township 13 north, range 3 west, M D M, on Salt 
Creek; also 1300 acres of leased lands in various 
sections in Colusa and Yolo counties 

Officers: H L Swain, president; D H G 
vice-president; A J Stratton, treasurer; ] 

cells, secretary; W D Reynolds, G H Jackson. 



T S POTTS OIL LAND AND DEV. COMPANY 

Capital $600,000 

par value $2. 

Location: 600 acres in the Sunset and McKit- 
trick districts, partly in Kern and partly in San 
Luis Obispo county. 

Officers and directors: J S Potts, M D, presi- 
dent; Gavin McNab, vice-president; J B Hatcher, 
secretary; J A Logan, treasurer; D W Burchard, 
counselor. 

Crocker- Wool worth N tional Bank, depositoryl 

Office: 1016 Market street, San Francisco, Ca 



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ETTLEMAN HILLS PETROLEUM CO. 



fJRAND PACIFIC OIL CO. 

Capital fi. 5 oo,oao 

1.500,000 shares at $1 each. 

Location: 160 acres in Sunset district Kern 
county; 160 acres in McKittrict Kern county 80 
acres in Contra Costa county; 1280 acres in Coal- 
inga district, Fresno county; 640 acres in Kettle- 
man district, Kings countv. 

Officers— A G Deardorff president; J M Merrill 
vice-president; John Choice, secretary; Wells' 
Fargo Bank, depository; F A Berlin, attorney- 
Franklin Person, superintendent agencies. 

Office: Rooms 412, 413 414 Parrott Building, San 
Francisco. 

T E Pollock, Arizona representative, president 
Arizona Central Bank, Flagstaff, Arizona. 



Capital $200,000. 

200,000 sharesat $1. 

Location: NW# Sec. 15, Twp. 23 S., R. 18 E., 
Kings county, 160 acres in Kettleman Hills dis- 
trict. 

Officers— Chas C Crowley, president; John Fer- 
rin, vice-president; Frank C Fabens, secretary 
and treasurer; Frank P Kelly, attorney; Chas W 
Nelson, D Holland, Win J O'Connor. Depository, 
Union Trust Co. 

San Francisco office— Room 53. Thurlow block, 
126 Kearny st. 

Chicago office- Marquette bldg; J S Purdy, agt. 

Member of the California Petroleum Miners' As- 
sociation. 



LION OIL COMPANY. Incrporated under the 
laws of Arizona. Capitao$joo,ooo. Number 
of shares, 500,000. Land, 80 acres in Sunset dis- 
trict. Directors— Dr. A. S. Cook, M. F. Cochrane 
D. S. Stanley, F. F. Weed, T. M. Gardiner, I J 
Truman, Jr., P. F. Betts. Officers— Dr.A.S. Cook, 
president, M. F. Cochrane first vise. president, D. 
S. Stanley, second vice-president, F. F.Weed, sec- 
retary, T. M. Gardiner, treasurer. Office, 927 
Market street (Emma Spaeckels building), Room 
316, San Fraucisco. 



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ADERA CRUDE OIL CO 



Capital $ 100,000 

100.000 shares at $1. 

Location, NEK section 29, and NEM section 35. 
township 11, north, range 24, we st, S B B and M, 
Sunset district. 

Officers and Directors: W C Tighe, president; 
Joe Bancroft, vice-president; J L Ragesdale, 
treasurer; J E Chapiu, secretary; WWW Hun- 
ter; T N Goode, W A Waddell. 

Office; Masonic Temple Building, Madera, Cal. 



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Oil & Development Co. 

State Mineralogist A. S. Cooper has examined our 
lands and located wells for us, and his report will appear 
in the forthcoming issue of this paper. Watch for it. 

We have purchased our rig and let the contract to 
erect our derrick, and drilling will immediately follow. 

Stock can be had at 75c per share for only a few 
days longer. 

MOSTBLLBR & ALLEN, Gen'l. Agts 

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ERCULES Oil CO. 



Capital $100,000, 100,000 shares at $1.00 

Location SW^ of section 4, township 23 S, R 
16 E, Fresno county in the Kreyeuhagen District, 
Directors— Rndolph Mohr, Jno. F. Seymour. Fred 
P. Plagemann, Leo Pockwitz, Adolph Loesbach 
Office— 39 Flood Bldg 



pQUITABLE OIL CO. 

Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5. 

Locat,on: Kern county: Southweft i/ x of section 

township 25 south, range 17 east, M D M. 

Officers: Chas Bone, president; J H Say re, sec- 
retary; Eugene de Sabla, M A Christesen and R 
C Atkins. 

Office: 405 Montgomery street, room 5. 

FAMOSA OIL & INVESTMENT COMPANY 
Incorporated August 22 1900, under the laws 
of South Dakota. Capital, $350,000. Nunber of 
shares, 350,000. Land, 320 acres — 160 acres in 
Kern River district, 160 acres in Sunset district. 
All stock guaranteed by the Pacific Coast Under- 
writers' Association. Officers— President, John P 
Albro, San Francisco, vice-president, A J Muuton, 
San Francisco, secretary, T A Shepard, Oakland, 
general manager, S D Miner, Oakland, treasurer, 
Germania Loan & Trust Company. Directors- 
John P Albro, A J Munton, T A Shepard, S D 
-Miner, Capt E F Whitney, Frank Du Bois. Office 
393 Parrott building, San Francisco. 



"TNTER NOS OIL & DEVELOPMENT CO 

Capital $400,000 

400 000 shares at $1 par value. 

Location: 410 acres in different sections of the 
McKittrick and Sunset districts in Kern county. 

Officers and Directors— M C Nunan, president; 
A M Cox, vice president; J F Harris, treasurer; M 
L Culver, secretary; C W Duffie, superintendent 
of construction; Andrew Christensen, Jas A Wil- 
son, Frank Serveria, C M Culver. 

Office: Rooms 39 and 40, Crocker building, San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Office hours from 10 a m to4pm. 



INDEPENDENCE OIL CO. 

Capital $600, oo" 

600,000 shares at$i. 

Location: Oil City, on the SWjJ of the NE& of 
Sec, 28, T. 19 S., R. 15 E-, Fresno county, and 
within a half mile of the famous Section 20. 

Officers: W C Herbert, president; L L Nelson, 
vice-president; Duncan Hayne, William Craig, 
Dr J S Potts, Brewton A Hayne, secretary; Union 
rust Comp any, treasurer and depository, 
Office: Room ,535 Parrott Building, S. F. 



~\T L N T OIL COMPANY. 

Capital stock $500,000 

500,000 shares, par value, $1 per share. 
Location: 320 acres in the Great Coalinga Dis- 
trict. The land is described as the WJ4 of section 
3, township 19. south, range C east. M D B and M 
off.es, 552 Parrott building, San Francisco, Cal 



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CEANSIDE OIL COMPANY OF ARIZOA. 



Capital $375.ooo 

375,000 shares at $100 each. 

Location ; 4070 acres 4 miles SE of Oceanside 
San Diego county, Cal.; 280 acres in the Newhall 
district. 

Officers aud Directors; F Irwin Herron, presi- 
dent; D H Eldred, vice-president; S L Graham, 
treasurer; R E Small, Honorable Ben Goodrich, 
J Hamilton Thurston, J W Lincoln, J B Batz, 
Thomas Hughes, Douglas Garden, J A Tulip. 

Office— 203 Henne block, 122 West Third street, 
Los Angeles, Cal. 



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RIENTAL OIL COMPANY. 



Cr.pital $100,00 

100,000 shares at $1. 

Location: SE# Sec. 26, Twp. 23 S., R. 17 E., 
Kings county, Kreyeuhagen Oil District. 

Officers: L B McMurtry, president; H H Har- 
low, vice-president ; E W Kay, seretary and man- 
ager 

Office. Room 506 Pa rott Bldg., San Francisco 



OOINT RICHMOND OIL COMPANY. 

Incorporated August 7. 1900 Capital $100,000 
Number of shares 100,000 Land in Contra Costa 
County Officers and directors— President, Henry 
B Russ, capitalist; Vice President, J C Martin, 
road foreman of engines S P R R Co. Treasurer, 
I W Taber, President Taber Photo Co, Secretary, 
Arthur Wheeler, attorney S D Woods, member 
of Congress for Second District, Stockton. A Kel- 
ler, agent S P R R Co, Alameda Point. J O Denny, 
journalist, San Francisco. Office, room 41, fifth 
floor, Mills Building, San Francisco, Telephone, 
Main 1765. 



jyTONTEREY OIL DEVELOPMENT CO. 

Ca P ital ■ $1,000,000 

1,000,000 shares at $1 each. 

Location of lauds: CoalingR oil fields Fresno 
county, 160 acres; Panoche oil fields, San Benito 
county, 160 acres; Monterey county oil belt 4280 
acre2. ' H - 

Officers: Dr J L Roberts, president; TBS Malt- 
by, vice-president; J F Moore, secretary D T 
Houghton, treasurer; Bank of Monterey, deposi- 

Office at Monterey City, Cal. 



TVTOUNT SHASTA OIL AND DEVELOP 
JJO. ment Company. Incorporated July 10. 1900 
Capital $250,000; Number of shares, 250000 
Lands, 1120 acres— 650 in Shasta county so in 
Colusa County, 200 in Napa county and 220 in 
Yolo county. Officers— President Thos A Fin- 
nel, vice-president S B de Silva, treasurer Ed 
win R Lawson; secretary, Dr, F. Plymire Di- 
rectors -W A Harvey, M. D., Edwin R Lawson- 
Dr. F A Plymire, Highland F. Finnell, D B 
Plymire, M. D. Office, room 44, 6 Eddy street' 
St. Ann's Building, San Francisco. Telephone 
Red, 5321. Adolphus E. Graupner, attorney for 
company. J 



OHIO OIL COMPANY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Capital stock 300,000— $1 each. This com- 
pany owns and controls 320 acres in the Fresno- 
San Benito district, and 800 acres in Contra Costa 
county. Officers and directors— B F McKiulev 
president; W H Russell, vice-president C C 
Gleaves, secretary and manager; Columbian Bank- 
ing company, treasury; w E Amainin, general 
suer.ntendeut; D P Kellogg; E A Gilbert, A P 
Shep ud, directors. Office-606 Hearst (Examiner! 
mlding, San Pr.mcisco. ' 



T3ETROLEUM CENTER OIu CO 

Capital $500,000 

500.000 shares at $1 .no 

Officers— William Johnson, president; H Van 
Bergen, vice-president and treasurer, G S Clark, 
secretary. William Johnson, H Van Bergen, S 
Richmond, M J McGarry, J W Schaffer. 

Office — Room 29, Third floor Mills, building. 

Location: Kern county. 640 acres in section 8, 
township 28 south, range 28 east, 20 acres in the 
SEji of section 28, same township and range, and 
80 acres in the V7% of the N% of sectian 13, town- 
ship 29 south, range 28 east, and 40 acres in the 
SE 1 ^ of the SE& of section 24, township 28 south, 
range 27 east. Total, 780 acres. 
Los Angeles office, 30 Bryson b'ock. M J McGarry 
Agenl 



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EX CRUDE OIL COMPANY 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5 

Location, Los Angeles county. 

Officers and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- 
dent; Wendell Easton vice-president; W S 
Armstrong, secretary ; F W Sumner, E W Run- 
yon, George W Henderson, H F Bulwer, Geo. 
Easton, J L Rathbone, C S Benedict. 

Office: 638 Market street. San Francisco. Cal. 
ECTION SIX OIL COMPANY. Incorporated 
under the laws of Arizona (non-assessable). 
Capital, $300,000. Number of shares, 300,000, 
I.aud, 730 acres in Poso creek and Kettleman dis- 
tricts, Kern county. Officers and Directors — H 
Lacy, president, San Francisco; "W H Shafer, C E. 
first vice-president, Selma; Tyree A. Bell, second 
vice-president, Fresno; Ambrose Harris, secre- 
tary, San Francisco; W T Baggett and H L Gear, 
attorneys, San Francisco. M Boehm, W H East- 
man, D G Dexter, Dr J E de S Bettencourt, San 
Francisco, Germania Trust Company, treasurer, 
Hon C H Acres, Arizona representative. Offices, 
611, 6[2, 613 Hearst building, San Frcncisco. 



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AN ARDO CONSOLIDATED OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location : San Ardo district, Monterey county 
320 acres, towships 22 S., range 9 E-, and 22 S. 
range 10 E- 

Officcrs and Directors—President, G. W. Fletch- 
er, vice-presideut, J. S. Foulds, treasurer, B. A. 
Worthington. H. J. Small, E. E. Wade, A. W. 
Colver, E. C. Newell. 

Office— Room 9, second floor, Mills building, San 
Francisco. 



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AN JOSE PETROLEUM CO. OF PANOCHE 

Capital v ; $500,000 

500,000 shares, par vaiue, $1. 

Location: Panoche District, San Benito county 
California, 640 acres east half section 12, township 
15. south, range 11 east; west half section 7, town 
snip 15 south, range 10, east. 

Officers and Directors— H W Conklin g, presi- 
ded- Allen Brant, vice-president; D A Porter, 
seer*.. =iry; C A Bothwell, treasurer; J C Conkling 
S H Langford, J C Griffith and C H Field. 

Brant and Brown, attorneys. 

Office : Room 1, 85 S First st., San Jose, Cal. 



COLANO OIL AND DEVELOPMENT CO; . 

Incorporated under the laws of the state of Ari- 
zona, October 3, 1900. 

Capital stock, 200,000 shares,, valued at $1 per 
share, or $200,000. 

Location: 1200 acres in Solano county. Califor- 
nia, three miles from Vallejo and within two 
miles of San Francisco Bay. 

Officers: I. Freeman, president; Max Kahn, 
\rice-presideut; M. M. Kahn, secretary, Hugo D. 
Newhouse, attorney. 

Depository: First National Bank of San Fran- 
cisco. 

Safe Deposit Vaults, Union Trust company, San ■ 
Francisco, Cal. 

Directors, E. Pander, M. M. Kahn, Max Kahn, 
W. D. Newhouse, B. Heyman, Arizona Repre- 
sentative, I Freeman. Office, 1327 and, 1329 Mar- 
ket street, San Francisco. 



SALINAS OIL COMPANY. Incorporated Oc- 
tober 9, 1900. Capital, $r,ooo,ooo. Numberof 
shares, 1,000,000. Land, 2000 acres in Monterey 
county. Officers and' Directors— President, W N 
McCarthy, San Francisco; vice-president, J J 
Gunn, Independence; treasurei, WN McCarthy; 
secretary, JB Olsen, San Francisco; attorney, 
Hon Eugene F Bert, San Francisco. Office — 
Room 584 Parrott Building, San Francisco. 



SUPERIOR OIL COMPANY. 

Capital stock, 500,000 shares, par value $1 each, 

5960 acres of land in the Snnset and McKittrick 
district. 

Two Standard rigs operating at present time. 

Treasury stock at 18 cents. 

Officers and Directors— R S Aston, president; J 
W Dixon, vice-president; J W Croslaud, secretary 
and treasurer, Wm. M Landess, W W Kelly and 
W G Wallace. Attorney, C C Cowgill. Office, No. 
17 Galtes block. Bakersfield. Cal. 



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HREE STATES OIL CO. Limited. 



Capital $1,000,000 

1,000.000 shares at $1. 

Location: 240 acres in McKittrick and Sunsel 
Districts, Kern county. 

Officers: Hon John H Shine, president; W R 
Thomas, 1st vice-president; T A Bell, 2d vice- 

lesident; Ambrose Harris, secretary; E S Tutt, 

ouE P Colgau, I N Pattison, MFLevv. 

Office— 612 Examiner Building. 



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VTOCKNCRtnK OIL CO. 

Capital 

100.000 shares at $.".*-• 

Location, Los Angeles oo 

Officf ra: Henry J Cocker, pre* 

iJent: Wendell Baaton, rice-president; W 9 Aim- 
st rone, secretary; J L Rathboue. K W Run- 
yon, C S Benedict, Ceo. Eastorj. J no P Merrill, !'■ 
W Sumner *n<i Geo W Henderson. 

Office 638 Market street, San Francisco. 



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ILD GOOSE OIL CO, 



Capital .$500,000 

100,000 shares nt $v 

Location: 8.-o acres in HumlcMt county. 

Officers: Claus Kroejjcr prcsiJent; A F Coffin 
vice-president; H C Tilden.E L Daw, N H Baton 
L F Swain, secretary. 

Office: 327 Pine street, San Franciso. Cal. 
Telephone— Main 671 



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OCCIDENTAL OIL CO. 
OF WEST VIRGINIA. 

Capital stock 600,000 shares par value, $1 .00. 

Officers: Wm. Crites, president: F. M. Graham, 
vice-president; J. B. Batz, treasurer; C. E. Hail- 
stone, secretary; T. L, Moran, manager; Kei n 
Valley Bank, Cal. Depository. 
M. R. Goldberg, 483 Ninth street Oakland, Cal 



OCCIDENTAL OIL COMPANR 
OF WEST VIRGINIA. 

Capitpl stock, 600,000 shares par value, $1.00 

Officers — Wm. Crites, president; F. M. Graham, 
vice-president; J, B. Batz, treasurer; C. E. Hail- 
stone, secretary; T. L. Moran, manager; Kern 
Valley Bank. Cal., depository, 

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Parrott Bldg. Telephone, Jessie 16S3, 



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GEOLOGY OF SUNSET 

Obatr vattoaa on the laphalt and 
UlUBcarlng Fopmatl nt 

the Field. 

Th. 

''i<l itnpure limc- 
light- 

VV I. U il- 
lhc few lhal 

> isturbancc. Within short distances the 
frequently ilip in opposite (lirec 
.mil nt different angles of incliua- 
tbe prevailing dip. however, ap- 
heasteriy. This forma- 
tion v ields springs ol sulphuretted brines, 
and in one place a small quantity of 
greenish oil accompanies the brine, hut 
larcous tufa nor .m\ solid uniin- 
"iis <! fossils wore 

found in these strata. The most . 
teristir features of this formation are the 



The ihii 

the) 

II the Nun 
I \ illllllc.l will, ll 

Silica soluble 
oluhle in in sodium Total .mint. 

iial nate ol 

Pel Per lent Per eent 

■hi I J gfl 

24 s., 

Tin- light-colored shalefl are im>« ll less 

disturbed than the formation on which 
the\ rest. The prevailing direction of 
the dipoi the light-colored shales in the 
Sunset oil district is N. ;•■ 1:., ami the 
angle of iuclination is in some pig 

low as jo°, while in others it i- as high as 

Uthough the southern limit of the 



IOC from the light- 
■ 

lings, in 1 
writer round evidence ol this formation 
a tin light- 
1 in sonic 1 
1 fragment apparently 

similar to the light-colored sill 

d. At the 
Sunset oil wells and in the I . .aline 

trirt oil sands are found in the lower beds 
ol this formation, 

The record of a well drilled In 8. a8, T. 
11 v. K. ij \v., S. B. M., is as follows. 
This well was commenced with ■ 
m '1 casing 

I'ccl. 

Sulphur ami apparently tufa de- 
posited by mineral water to 45 

Very hard graj and blue limestone 

.... 

(At a depth ot 58 kit there was 

a little oil ami mineral water.) 
[Graj sandstone, with soft streaks ami 



UNWISE METHODS. 



wiiieK Prevailing Caatom which 

In InjurlouK to the 0(1 Induntry. 



So 



tors in the 
llfornla oil field 

facet, who - 
liter p.nd pn vrral 

■ties wh. either are drilling 01 
will be drilling in the vicinity of Hotlister, 
s.,11 Benito l iinlv Mr. Tallon left this 

week 1 01,1 iiritish Colombia 

he will appoint agencies for the 

in the ...111111111108 ill which 
hi- is interr I 

Said Mr. Tall, in. on Monday, "The 
greet trouble with some of our oil 

panics at the present time is, that thev 

art using deceptive methods in th. 

of their stock, selling prom 

for treasury stock, and thereby working 

a grave deception on the purchasing 

public. 

" Lately I have heard of comp 
the original promoters of which have 
effected lorgi lock for whs 

prices the stock may bring. If they 
COtllrl get seventy-live rents a shar. 




Just Ready to Commence Operations, Sunset District. 



'Photo by Aston 



dark-colored argillaceous shales, and the 
sandstones containing rounded concre- I 
tions. The stratigraphical position and 
the physical character of this formation 
warrant the assumption that it belongs to 
the same geological horizon as do the 
ICocene shales and sandstones underlying 
the light-colored siliceous shales in the 
oil district 9 miles north of Coaliuga, in 
Kresno county. Overlaying the forma- 
tions, which we may tentatively class as 
Kocc-ne, in the Sunset district is a forma- 
tion composed mainly of light-colored 
siliceous shales and constituting the first 
tier of foothills. These shales are tor the 
most part of a brownish color when first 
mined, but they become almost white 
under the action of the atmosphere; in- 
deed, the outcroppings of this rock are 
white or light-colored for several feet be- 
low the surface. In places the bleach- 
ing of these shales can 1. traced directly 
to the action of Sulphuretted vapor. 

The light-colored siliceous shale is b} 
far the most characteristic rock of the 
bituminous formations. Much of it is of 
low specific gravity ami porous, sticking 
readily to the tongue, and is easily 
scratched. Souk- of m, however, espc- 



light-colored shale in the district is toler- 
ably well defined, it is not unlikely that 
in some places, where this shale has 
escaped erosion, it may ex-tend a long 
way up the northeastern slope of the 
coast ranges. In one instance a well 
was dug at an altitude of nearly 3000 feet, 
in which light-colored shales, similar in 
appearance to those found in the lower 
foothills, were penetrated. 

Investigations in various parts of the 
Coast Range warrant the classification of 
these shales as Lower Neocene (Miocene). 
There is no reason to believe that they 
rest iion-coufornlably on the underlying 
rocks. 

Numerous seepages of heavy petroleum 
exude from these shales, forming beds 
of isphaltuni, which, in some places, be- 
fore these deposits were mined by Messrs. 
Jewett and Elodgett, extended over an 
area "f several acres. This asphaltum. 
much of which remains, is principally 
black, pitch-like bitumen, varying from 
solid to viscous: some of it is of a yellow-| 
ish brown color; it is of different degrees 
of purity anil exists not only in beds anil 
mounds, hut was found by excavation to 
extend beneath the superficial drift. In 



■ mineral water, to 160 

(At this depth the casing was re- 
duced to 8J6 inches) 
Soft blue sandstone, with hard shells 

and more water, to 402 

(At this depth the casing was re- 
duced to 6% inches) Blue sand- 
stone to 420 

(Atthis depth the waterwas shut 
off.) Coarse sandstone, with 

water and much gas, to 440 

Light-blue sand to 445 

Sand, with water, to 820 

This well was cased from the depth of 
420 feet to that of 820 feet with five-inch 
casing. Superintendent Youle states 
that this well was tested, and that about 
100 barrels of brine and six barrels of oil 
were pumped from it daily for three 
months. It also furnished enough gas 
for a cook stove. 

Sale of Union Stock 

IWm. R. Stoats, John B. Miller and J. 
C. Torrance of Pasadena are reported to 
be the recent purchasers of Senator 
Thomas R. Bard's interest in the Union 
Oil Company. The majority of the 
stock in the Union is held by the 
Petroleum Development Company. 



and good; if they could not get but five 
cents the stock went just the same and 
the money obtained from the sale of this 
stock went into the pockets of the sellers 
instead of into the treasury of the com- 
pany. 

"No man should buy stock unless he 
knows that it is treasury stock instead of 
promoters' stock, for the money obtained 
from the sale of promoters' stock does 
not benefit the company in the least. 

"The companies with which I have 
been connected have not sold a dollar's 
worth of promoters' stock and the pro- 
moters will not be allowed to sell their 
stock until enough money is in the 
treasury to pay for active development 
work in the line of machinery and the 
cost of drilling to the oil sand. 

"Those companies that are thus deceiv- 
ing the public will, when their deception 
is realized, work a grievous injury on the 
oil business, They will hurt not only 
themselves but other companies who are 
desiring to sell stock legitimately. 

"The California Petroleum Miners' 
Association ought to take this matter up 
and expose those companies that are 
thus deceiving the public." 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



BURNERS FOR FUEL OIL. 

Successful Results in Using a 
New Apparatus for this Pup- 
pose. 

All fuel oils are exceedingly complex, 
as they are made up of combinations of 
carbon and hydrogen which only a 
chemist who has devoted himself to in- 
vestigating hydrocarbons can appreciate. 
The importance of this point for the 
practical purposes of the engineer lies in 
the fact that the various constituents of 
the fuel give off vapour at temperatures 
varying from about ioo° ". up to the 
boiling point of oil, and when the boil- 
ing point is approached, a residue of 
solid carbon is formed which will soon 
choke any pipes or narrow passages 
through which the fuel may have to 
pass. 

THE APPARATUS FOR BURNING IT. 

In the mechanical spray, the oil is dis- 
charged under pressure into a burner, 
made of such a form that the jet is 
broken up into particles sufficiently 
small to burn readily at the firing point 
of the fuel. The full efficiency of the 
system can only be obtained by lining 
the furnace with fire-bricks, or other 
non-conducting material, so as to raise 
the furnace temperature (by preventing 
the absorption of heat into the boiler) 
until it is sufficiently high to vaporise 
the greater portion of the oil before it is 
burned. The quantity of air required 
to complete combustion is very largely in 
excess of what is chemically necessary, 
and the furnace space required for oxi- 
dation is large. The advantages of the 
system are, .first, its simplicity; and 
secondly, its noiselessness. 

The best results recorded show an 
evaporative efficiency of about 12.5 lbs. 



of water at 212° per lb. of oil. With 
Borneo oil this gives a fuel efficiency of 
64.6 per cent. 

SPRAY BURNERS. 

In the second class the oil is introduc- 
ed into the furnace in the form of a 
spray in the presence of a gaseous medium 
either steam or air. In most of these 
appliances a partial lining of firebrick is 
fitted in the furnace, and a brick bridge 
is put in to obtain complete oxidation of 
the fuel. The first apparatus consisted 
of two pipes placed one above the other, 
with their ends flattened to spread the 
streams of oil and steam. Oil is allowed 
to drop from the upper pipe into the jet 
of steam which passes through the 
lower pipe, and the oil breaks up into 
particles small enough to ignite as soon 
as the firing point is reached. This 
simple device has been improved upon 
by numbers of engineers, and most of 
the improved bnrners of th is type take 
the form of concentric tubes through 
which the oil and steam are passed. 
This type is better known than any other 
and has so far given the best results. 
The evaporative efficiency of the best 
burners of this type seems to be about 
13 to 14 lbs. at 212 , but the supply of 
air required for oxidation, though 
smaller than that demanded by the first 
class of burner, is much above what is 
chemically necessary. 

THE FURNACE GIVING BEST RESULTS. 

An apparatus has been made, consist- 
ing of a retort maintained at a red he t, 
and into this a spray of steam and oil is 
blown; the oil is immediately volatilized 
and passes through holes in the retort 
into the furnace, where it is met by a 
stream of air in which the vapor burns 
with a clear blue flame. I 

An experiment with this apparatus 



showed that it was possible to produce a 
high furnace temperature and a smoke- 
less fire, but the retort was soon com- 
pletely choked by solid carbon, which 
became, if the temperature was allowed 
to fall, a pitch-like substance.- This 
deposit presents the greatest difficulty 
in the way of completely vaporizing so 
complex a body as the ordinary fuel oil> 
consisting of a number of hydrocarbon 
combinations each of which has a dif- 
ferent boiling point. 

A characteristic of these compounds is 
that in superheated steam they can be 
completely distilled without cracking, 
and this is due to superheated steam, by 
which the boiling point of the oil is 
lowered. This distillation does not take 
place with any other medium but steam. 

To insure distillation it is necessary 
that the temperature of the oil should be 
raised to as near the boiling point as pos- 
sible before it is admitted into the pres- 
ence of steam, and it is in this part of the 
process that the danger of cracking 
appears. This difficulty has been over- 
come and, in an apparatus designed by 
Mr. Orde, an English engineer, com. 
plete vaporization has been secured. 

WASTE GASES. 
The vapor thus produced can be com- 
pletely oxidised by the amount of air 
chemically necessary, and a larger 
quantity of oil can therefore be treated 
in the same furnace space, while the 
combustion is complete. 

ANALYSIS OF WASTE GASES. 

per cent 

Carbon dioxide 13.2 

Oxygen 3.6 " 

Carbon monoxide 0.0 " 

Hydrocarbon gases u.o " 

Hydrogen 0.0 " 

Nitrogen 83.2 " 



ANALYSIS OF WASTE GASES. 

per cent 

Carbon dioxide 12.6 

Oxygen 4.0 " * 

Carbon monoxide 0.0 " 

Olefines, & c 0.0 ' ' 

Hydrogen 0.0 " 

Nitrogen 83.4 " 

1000 

As regards efficiency, an evaporation 
of from 15 to 16 lbs. at 212 *. should 
always be obtained with dry oil. 

The hydrocarbon vapor is exceedingly 
unstable, and appears to depend for its 
existence entirely on temperature. 
Efforts have been made to collect samples 
for analysis, but without success. In 
appearance it is milky-white, closely 
resembling the vapor given off from the 
retort used in the Pintsch gas system. 
The smell is pungent, and severe irrita- 
tion is set up in the membranes of the 
mouth and throat if the vapor is 
inhaled. 

At the temperature of the external 
air (6o°) it was found almost impossible 
to ignite it, and the outer surface of the 
jet was at once condensed and formed an 
oil deposit of a very much lighter color 
than the fuel oil itself. 

The flame when |the vapor is burned 
in a boiler furnace over a layer of 
broken firebrick is of dazzling white- 
ness and becomes almost transparent as 
it approaches the bridge. 

COMBUSTION OF HYDROCARBON VAPORS- 

All gaseous hydrocarbons when expos- 
ed to a temperature of 1000 degs. F. be- 
come acetylene, and it seems fair to as- 
sume that the vapor will do the same. As 
the flame proceeds further into the fur- 
nace, however, and the temperature be- 
comes higher, the hydrocarbon combina- 
tions must break up, and the rest of the 
vapor is probably burned as carbon mon- 
oxide and hydrogen 

SUPERHEATED STEAM. 

The two classes of apparatus first de 



Gypsy Queen Petro leum Co. 



Incorporated under the laws of the State of West Virginia. 



Stock Absolutely Nonassessable With Limited Liabiliy of Stockholders 



Wo Acres in the Heart of the Sunset District Kern County. 



uzrtm&r* 



640 Acres in the Fresno=San Benito District 



All proven oil land with wells of other companies now being drilled on all sides of our property. 

The derrick for our first well is in place and machinery now on the ground, and work being rushed as rapidly 
as possible. 

, 2; We secured the best lands to be had several months before the great excitement in these districts, and we are 
prepared to offer a first-class proposition to investors. 



For particulars address 

FREDERIC M. LEE, 



SECRETARY 



FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. 



P AC 1 1 



scribed do not rspohse the fuel before 
combustion begins, which means that of 
tha heat generated in the furnace some 
considerable part is absarbed for this 
purpose, and is the r e f o r e not ivailahle 
for evaporating water. To ntt.un to the 
temperature* required for complete 
vaporization, part of the constituents 
must be exposed to the heal of the fur- 
nace, but the quantity of heat can be 
reduced considerably below that which 
is necessary when the fuel i^ injected 
into the furnace aa spray. The fnct thai 
superheater the boiling 

point of hydrocarbon oiU, iiud tin 
prevents cracking, rentiers iN employ 
ment essential if it i^ desired Id luirn tlic 
fuel as vapor. The objection to Ming it 
on board ship is of the loss of fresh water 
and the amount of heat lost in making 
this los* g..il b> distilling sea-water. 

AIR As a SPRAYING (GROT 
With air as a spraying agent there is 
no loss of fresh water, but it is question" 
able whether the quantity of steam used 
in the air compressors is n<>t greater than 
that required in the burners and evapo- 
rators together. The complete com- 
bustion of petroleum spray depends 
firstly 00 the correct relation between the 
volumes of the oil and the spraying 
agent, and secondly on the velocity of 
the spraying agent, both of which re. 
quireuieuts place air at a cousiderable 
disadvantage as compared with steam. 
GENERAL CONCLUSIONS or WRITER. 
The general conclusions produced 
from the investigatious the writer has 
made are as follows: 

(i.) Liquid fuel of good quality, such, 
for instance, as Borneo oil, used in boiler 
furnaces, if efficiently treated, should 
show a reduction in consumption of about 
40 per cent, as compared with coal. 
(2.) A reduction in bunker space of 



•bout 15 ]>cr rent for the same weight of 
fuel; a reduction < I 
for the same radius of • 

A reduction in the h.l; - 
of at least 50 per cent 

The advantages of liquid fuel as re- 
cast of manipu'. -ness, 
temperature 
I as compared with coal increased 
life of boilers owing to constant tempera- 
ture, improved performance 

. to constant steam pressure, need 
not be enlarged upon. 

IMMl NITV 

With a fuel oilof which lh< 
is m dcg. P, or over there should 
risk "f explosion whatever, .mil unless 
there is want of ordinary care in the 
management of the burning apparatus 
and the fuel supply the danger of lire 
ought not to exi-t. 

ABOLITION or 11IRT. 

The most fruitful cause of fires appears 
to be intermittent action of the burning 
apparatus. This ma.) arise from dirt in 
the oil or from the presence of wafer. 
To get ritl of the dirt it is only necessary 
to provide a filtering apparatus. All 
crude oils have a certain proportion 1 >! 
water intimately mixed with tlicm, and 
as the specific gravity of most fuel oils 
is from -q to 98, it is exceedingly diffi- 
cult to to eliminate this water by gravi- 
tation unless the temperature of the 
mixture is high. The expansion of oil 
under increase of temperature is con- 
siderably greater than that of water, and 
some arrangement whereby heat can be 
applied to the contents of the tank 
seems to be necessary where crude oil is 
used. 

THE WATER DANGER. 

In furnaces where the oil fuel is 
burued in the from of vapor the ilauger 
of extinction from the fact that water is 



iuced. 
for any temperature that is ♦uff- 
high 10 vaporise a fuel is more than 
sufficiently high to evaporate water, so 
that when water passes into the appa- 
ratus with 'he oil it fl 
and though it breaks up tht 
hvdrocnrlion v«] not prevent 

in burning uuU- 

An experiment the writer 

■ \ that the I* languished 
when 

fi\c part- "f water (■■ tl The 

' gradually 

and I! 1 the bunker was con- 

stantly stir 1 ■ tuplete 

an admixture of the oil and wal 
With . burning apparatus of the 

! type where the oil fuel is intro- 
duced in the form of -pray, the dangei 
of extinguishing the fire when a 
present is of course much greater, but 
with a well designed installation and 

tl the part of the attendants 
such accidents as tires should he ini 

impossible. 



Oil Lands for Sale. 

1 In another column will ba found aa 

ladvertisement of Win. D. Mackay of the 

building. Mr. Mackay 

.thing 

oil land in 

Kern. McKJttrick and I 

. land to suit at 
to individuals or cor- 
ns who intend doing actual 
It in the immediate 
.trilling of oil wells 

Pacific Land and 
Oil Syndicate. 



Oil In the River-bed. 

Around the ground where first dis- 
covery of oil was mride in the Kern 
River field, which lies on the north bank 
of the Kern River, a good ileal of drilling 
has been done, both in the bottom lauds 
and the banks of the stream on both 
sides. From the indications observed in 
hese operations it has been thought that 
he river-bed is composed of twenty feet 
of sand superimposed on a clay stratum 
fifteen feet in thickness, and" beneath 
this lies the oil sand. If fthis is correct 
it is not improbable that oil wells will be 
sunk in the river bed which is now 
diverted into the Kern Land Co.'s ditch 
a short distance below the petroleum 
belt. 



I Incorporated) 
200,000 shares, par value fl.oo. 

This syndicate has the largest 
acreage oi ompany in the 

State; 14,500 acres in Kern River 

and McKittrick Districts, Kern 
County. 

Lands surrounded by wells fo- 
sale or to lease for immediate der 
velopment. 

Agents wanted throughout the 
State. 

On account of the increased 
value of these lands, and realizing 
the necessity of more rapid de- 
velopment, this syndicate has con- 
cluded to offer 10,000 shares of its 
|Stock for sale at $1.00 per shar~ 

Address all communications to 
IPACIFIC LAND & OIL SYNDI 
iCATE, 308 Pine street, S. F. 



A Guaranteed Proposition. 



THE FAMOSA OIL 
AND INVESTMENT CO. 



Offers to Investors an Absolutely 
Safe Investment. 



The Famosa Oil and Investment 
company offers to investors an ab- 
solutely safe investment. Stock 
holders get back dollar for dollar 
in the event of failure to get oil. 
The system is both safe and cer- 
tain. It is both an investment 
and speculation that appeals to 
all classes. 

To the workingman it may 
mean a home and competency; to 
o the professional man a residence 
on the sunny side of Easy street; 
to the business man more luxuries, 
and to the capitalist more money 
to treasure away. 



The Famosa is capital 
ized for $350,000 Par 
value, $l.O0 and is under- 
written by the Pacific Coast Under 1 
writing Company and guaranteed 
by the Continental Building and 
Loan Association of San Francisco, 
with assets of $1,700,000. 

Incorporated under the laws of 
South Dakota, stock fully paid 
and non-assesr,able. Par value 
$1.00 per share guaranteed. 

OFFICERS 
Jno. P. Albro - President 

A. J. Munton - Vice-President 
T. A. Sheppard - - Secretary 
S. D. Miner - General Manager. 



The organizers of the Famosa 
Oil and Investment company have 
agreed among themselves for the 
protection of the purchasers of 
stock thai none but treasury stock 
will be sold until said company 
has producing wells, and all money 
received from the sale of oil to be 
paid out in dividends to the stock- 
holders and not for the use of 
other developments. 

We have a limited number of 
shares left and cordially invite 
the public to join us in the enter- 
prise. 
We have arranged to bore our 



first well and will commence 
operations as soon as material is 
on the ground. Our magnificent 
properties in the Sunset, McKit 
trick and Kern River districts are 
surrounded by producing wells 
and we are sure to get oil. 

Call at our office for prospectus 
or information. Correspondence 
solicited. 



••..........•« 



Office, Room 393 Parrott Building, = San Francisco. 

Branch Office, 1330 E Street, San Diego, Cal. 



PACIFIC OIL. REPORTER. 



STILL BURNING OIL. 



Liquid Fuel to Be Retained on the 
Southern Pacific. 

In spite of the report that the South- 
ern Pacific company had decided to dis- 
continue using oil on the Owl, this fast 
train is still being hauled by oil-burning 
engines, and a new engine, No. mo, 
which has just come in from the East, 
is fitted to burn oil also. This is an up- 
to-date eugine, equipped with 20x24 
cylinders and 73-inch drive-wheels. 

A report was published to the effect 
that the Southern Pacific Company had 
decided to abandon the use of petroleum 
as fuel on the engines pulling the Owl 
train. Two reasons were given for the 
change. First, because the oil does not 
make steam fast enough for an engine 
running as rapidly as that on the Owl's 
time. Railroad men on the inside claim 
it is because the oil increased the liability 
of disaster. 

They claim the superintendent had 
decided to resume the use of coal after 
figuring that in the event of a wreck on 
the Owl train the petroleum would be 
scattered over the debris and envelop 
the train in flames. It was calculated 
that more casualties result from this than 
from mangling the passengers in tele- 
scoped or overturned cars. 

Petroleum burners were put in the 
engine as a matter of economy and for 
the reason that the company's coal 
supply was running short. 

There are forty-four oil-burning en- 
gines on the San Joaquin division be- 
tween j Fresno and I,os Angeles and 
thirty-four on the Los Angeles division 
between that city and Yuma. I 



Acetylene Gas vs. IIIumi= 
nating OH. 

German experts are inclined to be- 
lieve that petroleum, which had nothing 
to fear from gas manufacturers or 
electric-lighting engineers, may find a 
successful rival in the illuminating power 
developed from calcium carbide — or, 
rather, from acetylene — which can be 
produced from it without any elaborate 
plant and by very simple methods. 

The illuminating power of acetylene is 
approximately fifteen times that of 
ordinary gas, and since 15 c. in. of the 
latter give as much light as 6 1, (1.32 gal.) 
of petroleum, 1 c. m. of acetylene gas 
suffices to producetheequivalentamount 
of light. One kilogram of carbide, which 
furnishes from 300 1. to 330 1. of acetylene 
gas, therefore is equal in light producing 
power to 2 1. of petroleum, aud even at 
tnis moment, when acetylene production 
is still in its infancy, is cheaper than this 
quantity of mineral oil. 

It would require merely the invention 
of a portable acetylene lamp to oust 
petroleum from its dominant position in 
domestic illumination in Germany, 
though, of course, the carbide produc 
tion is as yet too restricted to supply the 
whole demand covered at present by the 
use of mineral oils, of which Germany 
imports annually i, 100 million hectolitres. 
To supplant this import, 600,000 tons 
of carbide would be required, to produce 
which power-plants aggregating 500,000 
to 600,000 h. p. would have to be laid 
down. Nevertheless, the introduction 
of acetylene as a source of domestic 
illumination, as far as the supply uffices, 
would, according to the experts above 
mentioned, protect Germany against the 
effect of all arbitrary and sudden varia- 
tions in the price of petroleum, and 
divert a large amount of capital to home 
industries. 



Before Investing In Oil Stocks 

Find a Company with small capitalization whose lands lie in a 
thoroughly proven oil field. 

The Pacific Coast Oil and 

Development Co. 

Office, 209 Hearst Building, San Francisco. 

Is such a Company. Prospectus, Maps and full information supplied 
at our office on application. 

Will receive orders for a limited amount of 
Treasury Stock at 50 cents a share, 

But reserve the right to cancel this offer without notice. 

Pacific Coast Oil & Development Co. 




W. OWE 



Manufacturer 

OIL & GAS WELL ■ 
. ■ ■ BIG IRONS 

Sand Reels, Cants 
Arms and Pins. The 
Original Tool Wrench 
ing Jack, the best and 
cheapest on the rnar- 

For prices, etc., inquire of k et - 

D. HOOKER Los Angeles, Cal., W. FORGIE, Washington, Pa. 



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£8 
so 



THE SOVEREIGN 




NO MORE STOCK 



AUO Cts. 

Will receive orders for a limited 
amount of treasury stock 

At 75 cents 



The Sovereign is under the same management as 
the Sterling Oil and Development Company. Its 
property is proven oil land in the Kern River oil dis- 
trict. It has two Standard rigs working night and day 
and will continue to work until 40 wells have been 
completed. Well No. 1 struck the producing oil sand 
on November 27th. Well No. 2 will be in oil this week- 
The property is between that of the Peerless and the 
Sterling Oil and Development Company. 

Orders for treasury stock will be filled in the rota- 
tion of the receipt of order, the company reserving the 
right to cancel this offer without notice. 

Maps and prospectuses can be obtained at our office, 
35-36 Crocker Bldg., San Francisco, Calif. 

'Phone Red 1751. 



WELL NO. 1 IS 
WELL NO. 2 
Will Be In Oil 
This Week 



IN OIl|J 

1 



^I 




OIL RHI'ORTKR 



Officially Complimented 

Copies of the i 
cently adopted by the I 
Petroleum M 

were soir Linley 

and Land Commissioner Binger 
Hermann. The resolutions .ron- 
tained expressions complimentary 
to the official course of the com- 
missioner, who upheld the inter- 
of the oil men against the 
predatory inroads oi" the scrippers. 
Mr. Hermann aek:; - the 

receipt of the resolutions .is fol- 

Office of the Commissioner. 
[Department of the Interior I 
eral Land Office Washington i 

Hon. L. P Crane, President 

fornia Petroleum Mini 

ciation, Room 33, Mills Building, 

San I'rancisco. Cat. 

Mv Dear Sii Your kind I 
is just at hand and it is a source 
of profound satisfaction to have 
the assurance which vouso kindly 
tender me from yourself as well 
as from your association in com- 
pliment of my official services in 
the matter of fair dealing toward 
the petroleum interests of Cali- 
fornia, and as to extending to those 
resources every facility for their 
development, at the same time 
enabling the government to as- 
certain, with care and accuracy, 
what are the oil lands iu California 
subject to disposal by the depart- 
ment. That there might be no 
mistake or injustice doDe, and that 
I might the more clearly cotnpre- 



1 hend frc 

the real • 



:en by the 
1 what was 

l; the 



I 



- 

confirmed in tin- wis 
lade 

to i! the 

aoqu lenoi 

lands. The pn 

a timely examination and pending 
that a preventi 

nvenient .is well . 

ly pioneer of the P« 

the 

ieral poli< 

the part of the United Statet 
to the encouragement given in 
developing tla- great mineral 

sources of tile country and the 
adoption and continuance of that 
policy up to the present time lias 
done much toward making the 
Pacific Coast States what they are 
to-day in the great sisterhood of 
the American Union. 

Kindly submit to the enterpris- 
ing gentlemen who constitute your 
association my appreciation of the 
kind words so generously ex- 
pressed in their resolutions, and 
with personal regards to them as 
well as to yourself, I am, 

Very Respectfully Yours, 

Binger Hermann, 

Commissioner. 



100.0011 Shares of Oil Stock 

FORSALB i 



15,000 Acres 



Monarch, Lion, Occl- 
dental, Salinas Oil and 
Development Co., Etc. 

— 



Si B SIMONi 

Building 

potent pui 
poses or for forming 



CHOICE OIL LANDS 



Cantua and Coalinga districts 
Fresno county. 

$3 to IO per acre 



Address \Y. A. DBSBOROUOH 

LET US FIGURE A ™]''T y st " Sa " l ' rancisco - 

At Oil Uxcliange 1 1 to 3 p. m. 



[mates Furnished on 

Building Rigs.Derricks & Camp Houses 

COMPLETB 
In any Districts of Kern County. 



R. W. ELSOM&CO., 1910 Chester Av 
BAKERSFIELD, CAL 

Thomas Price & Son 

Analytical and Consulting Chemists 

526 Sacramento street, San Francisco 



A Zellertxich I. c. Zellerbach. \. Zellerbacu 

A. ZELLERBACH & SONS 

THE PAPER HOD Si:. 

410, 4l8 : 420, 422, 424, 426 

Sansome St., San Francisco. 

Paper and Paper Bags, Twine 
and Supplies cf every description 
ncidental to the trade. 

We arry the Largest stock. Our price* are 
Bqultable. 
Tel. Main, 1133. 



SALINAS OIL and 
DEVELOPHENT COMPANY. 

Capital Stock, $1,000,000 l,0O0,000 Shares, $1 each. 

StOCk Non=AsseSSable. 2000 Acres in Monterey County 



OFFICERS 

Wm. N. McCarthy president and treasurer; 

J. J. Gunn vice-president 

J. B. Olsen secretary 

Jno. C. Quinn superintendent 



DIRECTORS 

C. A. Burcham, J. E. Baker, N. A. Dorn, 

W. J. Ellis, S. S. Simon; 
Nevada Bank, depository. 



State Mineralogist Prof. A. S. 
Cooper last week examined our 
propertv and reports to us in part 
as follows: 

"I have exqn ined that part of 
your property adjoining the bitu- 
minized sand deposit, and find that 
the axis of the San Antonio anti- 
cline passes through this property. 
That the shales constructing the 
anticline are highly bituminized. 
The axis and strike of the anticline 
runs S. 35 E. and N. 35 W. Thir, 
anticline is made very conspicuous 
on account of the white leached 
shales. The northeast dip of the 
anticline are sandstone strata filled 
with viscous bitumen. Near the 
axis of the anticline the shales are 
highly silicaied and are black in 
color, and this color is owing to the 
presence ot bitumen when they 
were silicated. After they were 



ilicified the shales were cracked 
and seamed each crack and seam, 
however minute, has been filled 
with ascending viscous bitumen. 
A large number of springs contain- 
ing sulphurated and carbureted 
hydrogen are found near the apex 
of this anticline. Mineral waters 
nearly always accompany bitumi- 
nous springs in California. 
Judging by analogous conditions 

existing in other oil fields, and in 
consideration of the geological 
conditions described, it is probable 
that petroleum oil may be obtained 
through wells drilled in this 
district. It is almost a certainty 
that carbureted hydrogen will be 
obtained having a high pressure. 
(This means a flowing well). 



"The property is easv of access. 
There is an abundance of wood 
and water on the ground to carry 
on the work of drilling and in the 
case of he construction of a pipe 
line the descent would be contin- 
uous to the railroad 

I am of the opinion that you 

are justified in sinking wells." 

Mr. S. S. Simon, a successful ex- 
pert and locator of wells, says: 
"The anticlines,shales,fossiliferous 
deposits, bituminous rock and 
other formations found upon this 
property, and which indicate the 
presence of oil, are the finest and 
most perfect of any in this state. 
I am satisfied this district will be 
found to be a lake of oil." 



Rig Will Be erected and operations Begin at once 

Kor a limited time stock may be hai at the office of the company at 15 cents a share. 
For furt er information apply to J. B. OLSEN, Secretary 

5T3=5T4 Parrott Building. 



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On the Market 



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iNon = Assessable 

'--rff* J ~r Grand Pacific Oil Co.'s Well No. I, Contra Costa County 

Sockholders in the GRAND PACIFIC OIL COMPANY Possess three 

Extra Advantages. 

FIRST — The stock covers 2627 }4 acres of the best oil land in five of the best oil districts as follows 

Sunset-and McKittrick District, Kern County. 
Coalinga District, Fresno County. Kettleman District, Kings County. 

and Contra Costa County 

SECOND — Stock is absolutely Non-Assessable. 
3d Large CapitalJZatOn H™™£ successful development is absolutely 

12,ooo Shares Sold In One Day. 

One Hundred Thousand Shares Sold in Less than Three Months 

Second 100,000 shares now selling rapidly at $1.00 per share; will probablybe sold by JaDuary 1st, when 3d 
100,000 shares wi-U be placed on the market at $2.50 per share. Now is the time to buy 

The Officers of the Company are all well-known business and professional men 

A. G. Deardorff. Presidenf | Directors. 

J - M - Merre11 ' Vice-President § } M _ ^^ & R 3^ , A ^^ 

J oh " Choice .Secretary* John Choice j c Sala F . A . Berlin 

M. ells- Fargo Bank Depository 2 t> t d; j a^^jx* 

„ 6 R - L Rigdon A. G. Deardorff 

F. A. Berlin Attorney 6 

Franklin Person Superintendent Agencies 9 

Office, Rooms 412, 413, 414 Parrott Building, san francisco w. south 740 

T E. Pollock, Arizona representative, president Arizona Central Bank, Flagstaff, Arizona. 



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The Independent Oil Company 
operating at Coalinga. has com- 
menced drilling on il 

KBRN. 

The well of the Hanford-Fresno- 
Kern River Company, now drilling 
on the Northwest quarter i 
28-28, is dawn 700 • 

The Potts Oil and development 
Company, operating . -,, n- 

24, is sai I ti> have struck a good 
flow of gas in its first well. 

The Coast Range Oil Company 
is down 430 feet, the last 40 feet 
being blue da 

( ipcratious on the Raymond and 
New Holland propcrtiei 



(ILi.nn cm NJV. 

Actlvq Development - \c» 

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The I 
pany 

housed in so they can 

or shine. Tin lie a pro- 



1 the 

. 28. and are 

They have 

and have it 



The following companies have 

secured land in the Stony Creek 

■ Ituralt hi Company. Live 

Oak Oil and Development Com 

k Oil »iitl 
ment Company, Hriscol Oil 

and Laud Companj 1 Oil 

Company and the Nevada Oil 

The Citizens of Orland in Cilcnn 
county are organizing a company 



standstill on account of want of to drill for oil in the north western 
fuel. The supply was cut off by part of the county. They think 
the destruction of the roads in the they have a very good field. There 



recent storm. 

Several delays occurred in the 
installation of the Central Oil Com- 
pany's water system at Whittier 
but it is now in order. '. 

The Rodeo Oil Company's wel 
at the East end of the local field 
in eighteen hours pumped seventy 
barrels of oil. The company is 
well pleased with the showing and 
has ordered two more derricks 
built on the property, and develop- 
ment work will be pushed vigor- 
ously. 

The Pico Oil Company, operat- 
ing on the East side, has removed 
the joint of collapsed casing from 
its well and drilling was begun 
again yesterday. 

The Congress Oil and Pipe Line 
Company expect the real oil sand 
will be struck within the next 200 
feet on its east side well in the 
local field. 

The Pacific Slope Oil Company 
has closed a contract for drilling 
five more wells on its property on 
the Weid tract, in the western 
extension of the local field. 

The Alliance Oil Company, drill- 
ing near the Newhall tunnel, finds 
the progress made only about eight 
feet a day. 

The Jacilitas Company 

The Jacalitas Petroleum Com- 
pany which has been operating for 
some time in the Fresno-San 
Benito District has just purchased 
sixty acres of land in the Kern 
River District and will commence 
development work at once, the 
first derrick now being in course 
of construction. 

As this land has been pro- 
nounced by experts to be as good 
as any in the field and is rapidly 
increasing in value, the company 
feels that the success of the enter- 
prise is assured. 



appears to be a great interest taken 
in the Glenn County oil district. 

The G|enn County Oil ami Coal 
Company have their machinery on 
the ground in the the district and 
will begin work in a few days. 



Stock Sales. 

The following were the stock sales in 
the new Producers' Oil Exchange in the 
formal sessions held for the week ending 
Wednesday. December 5 : 

CALIFORNIA STANDARD. 

IOOO at 

2700 at 



5000 at 

2500 at 

300 at 

26500 at 

1300 at 

300 at 

!000(B3o)at 

50o(Blo)at 

1500 at 
I25oo at 

600 at 
200 at 
200 at 
300 at 
200 at 
200 at 
300 at 
100 at 
100 at 
100 at 
640 at 
400 at 
300 at 
600 at 
55o at 
300 at 
400 at 
600 at 
800 at 
400 at 
300 at 
700 at 
40o( B jo)at 

50 at 



39. 
33. 

34. 

35 

31 , 

32. 

38. 

39- 

40. 

40. 

40. 

3° 



CARIBOU. 

35 

29 

3° 

32 

37 

38 

4o 

46 

63 

50 



Oil in Colusa 

In Colusa the latest reports from 
the Gorrill well are to the effect 
that the well is completed. 

It is now capped and is kept 
secret although the owners are 
trying to secure new territory in 
the neighborhood. The Herron 
well also in Colusa has completed 
their fishing job and are now drill- 
ing through hard formation. It 
is down 700 feet. 



75 

78 

79 

65 

60 

51 

52 

80 

70 

55 

60 

60 

EL DORADO. 

2 00 

FOUR OIL CO 

500 at 42 

255 at 40 

2500 at 41 

700 at 43 

HANFORD. 

20 ati2o 00 

HOMESTAKE. 

50 at 12 00 

25 at II 50 



Si 1 1 00 

1700 00 

87 5 00 

93 00 

S480 00 
494 00 
117 00 
800 00 
200 00 
600 00 
37501 00 

210 00 
58 00 
60 00 
96 1 o 

74 00 

76 00 

120 00 

46 00 

63 00 

50 00 

480 00 

304 00 

234 00 

474 00 

357 s: 

180 o( 

204 00 

312 00 

640 00 

280 00 

165 00 

420 o5 

240 00 



100 at 



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CONTRA COSTA 



011. < 

1 - 

150 «t Bj 

SBAMaoCK 

1 30 

tTRBI.IMu O ,\ [1 CO, 

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SAN JOAQUIN 

9 37'i 
9 »5 

REED CR| HI.. 

loo)at 51 

7QO at 50 

49 






OIL and 





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1150 


at 


400 




100 




100 at 


too 


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20 


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95 


at 



510 


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50 


US 








51 


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2343 


75 



PETROLEUM CO. 



[ooo at 



PETROLEUM CENT! R 



?s.|7 at 
9JQ9 mi 



23- 

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20. 
19- 



100 at 

100 at 

1850 at 

220 at 



300(B6o)at 2 55. 
Shares 105,196 



TWENTY-EIGHT 

2 45 

2 25 

2 50 

55 



510 00 
350 .«. 
490 00 

414 00 

24 00 

626 34 

H) 1 1 bo 
285 'JO. 

245 00 
225 00 

5 1 25 00 
561 00 
765 00 



Amount $61,538 49 



HOWARD H. SH1NN 



210 00 

102 00 

1025 00 

301 00 

2400 00 

600 00 
287 50 



HANFORD-FRESNO-KERN RIVER. 



500 at 
600 at 
500 at 
400 at 

1400 at 



21 

23 

24 

3° 

HOME OIL. 



105 00 
132 00 

120 OO 
120 OO 

6230 00 



Member Producers' Oil Ex- 
change and San Francisco 
Stock Exchange Board. 

318 Pine St., Rooms 7 & 8 

Oil Stocks and Securities. 

JOSEPH B, TOPLITZ 

Member 
Producers' Oil Exchange 

Stock Broker 

Oil Stocks Bought and Sold. 
Correspondence solicited. 

330 PINE ST., S F. 

Telephone Bush 385. 



WANTED Twenty or forty 
acres of proven oil land in Kern 
River oil field on royalty with 
option to purchase w'll commence 
development immediately. Cali- 
ornia Crude Oil company, room 
6, 8th floor, Mills building, San 
Francisco. 



4 45 

INDEPENDENCE 

5oo at 21 

750 at 20 

KERN RIVER. 

20 at 17 50 

io at 17 25 

LION. 

600 at 31 

100 at 26 

McKITTRICK CONSOLIDATED. 

200 at 48 96 00 

1150 at 40 460 00 

150 at 45 t'7 5° 

400 at 50 200 00 

100 at 47 47 00 



105 00 
150 00 



35° 00 
172 50 



186 00 
26 00 



H. S. Field, President 

J. C. Pascoe, Vice President 
R. R. Haskell, Treasurer 

P. H. Reynolds, Secretary 

The Esmeralda^ 

Oil and Development Co. 

Capital stock 100,000 shares 
Price per share $[.00 

We own 404 acres of the choicest oil 
lands in the famous Panoche district, 
San Benito county, California. We are 
now boring and rapid progress is being 
made. Fr" from Debt— Ample Funds. 
No salaries paid to officers. Treasury 
Funds will be used for development pur 
poses only. 



V. KINGSBURY, - Gen'l Agent 

Room 565 Parrott Building 
Telephone, Folsom 1881. 



Capital Slock 



Shares 



WMM 



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T 1 .• is operating on 
land known to be oil land, as in 
1864 a shallow well was drilled 
which yielded oil of a good quality 
A railroad runs within a mile 
and a halt of the property, and 
tide water is only eight miles dis 
tant, For map and prospectug 
address any of the officers, or 
G. GRIFFITH, 
Assisstant Secretary. 
Hearst Building, San Francisco 



WONDERFUL SUCCESS 




Smith=Premier £ 
Typewriters J 

Are Used Everywhere 

READ THIS LIST: 



Heald's Business College 


use. 


•30 


Southern Pacific Co. system 


■47 


Western Union Tel. Co. . . 




.36 


S. F. Public Schools now 


use. 


•43 


S. F.CaU " 




.21 


Hale Bros " 




.14 






13 


Cogswell College ' 




.11 


Miller, Scott & Sloss . " 




.10 



Get information from us about 
the new SPEED Device. 



L. & M. ALEXANDER & CO 

no Montgomery st, S. F 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



pacific oil reporter 

Published Weelyk 

"he Oil authority of the Pacific Coast 

Endorsed By the California Petroleum 

Miners' Association. 



W B. WINN. Editor and Publisher 



Office and .Editorial Rooms 

318 Pine Street, San Francisco 

Telephone, Hush, 176 

TKKMs 

One Year $2 5° 

Six Months 1 50 

Three Months 1 00 

Single Copies 10c 

STRICTLY IN ADVANCE 



Money should be sent by Postal Order, Draft 
or Registered Letter, addressed to Pacific Oil Re 
porter, 318 Pine st". eet, San Francisco, rooms 
31-32.33. Comimiuieatio> , srtiust be accompanied by 
wruer's name ana address, not necessarily for 
publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. 



Entered in the Postofficeat San Francisco, 
as second-class matter. 



Cal 



shows a good healthy growth, 

without the inflation which is the 

natural result of quickly made 

fortunes and consequent over-. 

excited state of the public mind. P ualt 

familiar to the Californian from the! tions with $3250 in the treasury, 

early days of the gold mining in- 'paid in by its incorporators, and 



and Monterey counties, contain ing 
numerous oil seeps and outcrop- 
pings of bituminous rock and as- 
The company begins opera- 



dustrv. 



intends to purchase a Stan'ard 
rig at once and expects to begin 
boringby the middle of January. A 
limited number of shares of treas- 
ury stock will be sold at 15 cents 
per share to secure additional funds 
for development purposes. 

The officers and directors of the 



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1900. 



The material progress of the oil 
industry of the 
State's Oil northern part of 
Progress- the state during 

the past few 
weeks has not been equal to ex- 
pectations, but the record of in- 
corporations shows that prospect- 
ing at lea>t will continue to be 
pushed with vigor during the re- 
mainder of the year, although up 
to the present time nothing has 
been found in the way of produc- 
ing wells in this part of the state. 
Development has been actively 
pushed in the South, particularly 
in the Kern River field, and some 
of the greatest producers up 
to the present time discovered, 
among them being several flow- 
ing from 400 tD 500 barrels a 
day, tank measurement. An esti- 
mate made by a Southern paper 
places the average output at sixty 
barrels per pay for each of the 
sixty wells completed during the 
month. In Sunset and McKit- 
trick several excellent producers 
have given these districts a repu 
tatiou, which is attracting in 
vestors from every hand. In 
Fresno the Coalinga field is dimin- 
ishing its output, but there is con- 
siderable activity on a new sec- 
tion of the district recently opened 
up by outsiders. In the Temblor 
field there is considerable activity 
in drilling, but not much has been 
accomplished iu Kreyenhagen and 
the Kettleman hills. South of 
Tehachapi the usual development 
work has been going on, and the 
recent heavy storm iu that section, 
while it arrested work temporarily, 
has given promise of revival in 
industry, hampered as it has been 
in that section by the scarcity of 
water for development work. 
Special interest in the southern 
district is centered in Fullerton 
and Brea Canyon, which although 
of less area than the San Joaquin 
section have opened up some ex- 
cellent producers, and prospecting 
is extending toward the southeast, 
in which direction the field is be- 
lieved to extend. In the city field 
the Western extension is occupy- 
ing the attention of oil men. 
Some drilling is going on in San 
Diego and San Bernardinocounties, 
but so far without result. 

Along the coast the greatest 
activity has existed around Piru, 
where over twenty rigs are run-, 
ning, and the Union keeps five 
strings of tools constantly running 
on its Torrey Canyon property. 
Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo 
and San Benito counties are all 
showing good progress, but no 
strikes of importance are recorded 
outside of the Summerland field. 
Taking the state as a whole, it 
may be said that the. oil business 



Pres. L. P. Crane of the Petroleum 

Miners' Associa- 
Is Bein^ tion has been 

Recognized appointed a 

member of the 
Executive Committee of the Cali- 
fornia Miners' Association and an- 
other member of the committee 
will be appointed from the oil men j company are: W. H. Langdon, 
during the coming week. This is | president; Frank H. Miles, vice- 
a substantial method of recogniz- : president; J. L. Geary, Jr., secre- 
ing the oil producers, as it willjtary; G. S. Conner, treasurer; F. 
bring their delegates into the [ H. Allen, G. M. Kelly, J. C. Quinn. 
councils of the Association, and j The offices of the company are 
give tliem sufficient number of | rooms 364-5 Parrott building. 

votes to enable their representa- 1 

tions to carry weight. ch for the holiday number 

[ o Pacific Oil Reporter. 

On December 21 the Christmas edition of the Pacific Oil. Re" 
porter will be published. It will conta n fifty- 
Our Christmas six pages of oil news, gathered from every section 
Number. of the state. It will contain over one hundred 

illustrations and half tone reproductions of photo- 
graphs taken expressly for the Pacific Oil Reporter and show bet- 
ter than anything else the importance and extent of the oil industry 
of California. 

Individuals and companies desiring to advertise in this edition 
should send in their orders at once. Those desiring extra copies of 
the paper should engage them in advance. 



BITUMEN IN SHASTA. 



The first find of bitumen in the 
Northern California field is credited 
to Shasta county, where it was 
identified by C. W. Pope. Speci- 
mens brought to this city are hard, 
not readily scratched, with a slaty 
cleavage, and closely resemble 
slate in color and general appear- 
ance. When a match is applied 
the substance melts like resin and 
gives off an cily smell. 

Though long exposed to the ele- 
ments the float when tested by 
fire will burn freely and exude 
oil. The reason the deposit has 
never attracted attention until 
now is perhaps because a great 
deal of slate is mixed with the 
float and because the presence of 
mineral oil in this county until 
recently has been never more 
than barely suspected. A crew 
of men will be put to work soon 
to crosscut the deposit in the effort 
to locate the main body. 

The location of the discovery is 
northeast of Redding in Shasta 
county where it was found by 
prospectors looking for oil. Over 
a hundred acres in that section is 
thickly covered with the bitu- 
minous float. 



The business 

Steadily 
Increasing 



of the Producers' j PACIFICCOASTUNDERWRIT- 
Oil Exchange is 

steadily iucreas-l ING COMPANY, 

ing. Week be 



fore last the sales 



The Pacific Coast Underwriting 
company have recently secured 



"" " new quarters — Rooms 507-508-509, 



of stock amounted to over 
This week the sales amounted to , 
over $65,000. ' 5th floor, Parrott building. 

While in San Francisco there 1 Branch offices — Los 



An- 



seems to be a constantly increasing ( 
willingness to invest in oil stocks, : 
in Los Angeles the tendencyseems 
to be the other way, the sales of 
stock in the Los Angeles Oil Ex-! 
change growing less every week. 
The fact is San Franciscans are I 
waking up to the possibilities of 
money making by investing in | 



geles; W. B. Burrows, manager; 
■ 334 Wilcox building. 

Seattle, Washington— L. C. 
Dillman, Manager. 
During the last month, this com- 
pany incorporated thirty com- 
panies and underwrote $1,850,000 



oil stocks. There is hardly a com- i worth of stocks. If you require 
pany listed on the Producers' Oil I capital to develop your mines, oil 
Exchange the stock of which has j lands, patents, manufacturing or 
not materially advanced during ! mercantile business, communicate 

the past year. That some stocks - tu n T .. .. u j 

, e . j , . , \ with them. Interest bearing and 

have not advanced more is due to ° 

the fact that some of their pro- , non-interest bearing bonds fur- 
moters' stock has been dumped on j nished. Prepaid bonds maturing 
the market at ruinous prices, thus I in ten years. Interest bearing 
preventing what would ptherwise [ bondSi maturing in fifteen to 

have been a decided advance in ' . . c 

• I twenty-five years, coupons at- 

A promoter or a director who Cached, interest payable semi-an- 
will thus injure his company by , Dually; safest and best investment 
underselling its stock ought to be ■ that can be made, 
expelled, and his stock taken from : Companies incorporated under 
him, or be made valueless. ... , c . t •* 

T ' ■: c c ju, r the laws of any state or territory 

In spite of a few drawbacks of! , . n , 

this nature the oil-stock market in i de s lred - Charter, seal, corpora- 
San Francisco has been steadily ' tion books, etc.; everything fur- 
on the rise, and spring will see j nished complete. The company 
the weekly sales easily reaching | e mplovs an attornev to look after 

the $too, 000 mark. , . , , ,- . . , 

this branch 01 tne business. 

»r 1 ,r->., r~ Proven oil lands for sale or 

Normal Oil Company. , case _ o6o acres located in the 

Anew company to be known ; Coalingadistrict, ioooacres located 

as the Normal Oil company war in the Newhall district. This is a 

organized in this city last even- S r . and opportunity for any one 

r , . . wishing to promote an oilcompany. 

1 lie romnflnv ic lnrnrnnr-l_ . ° . r . . 



Oil on the Colorado. 

Dr. Bowers, the State Oil Ex- 
aminer, was lately in Yuma, look- 
ing at the gas and oil indications, 
and recently there has been seen an 
increased amount of oil floating on 
the surface of the water of the 
Colorado river in that neighbor- 
hood. Near the holes formed by 
the bubbling gas a greasy sub- 
stance wonderfully resembling 
petroleum, but without odor, may 
be plainly seen. It covers the 
water for quite an extended area, 
and all who have seen it pro- 
nounce it to be oil. Robert S. 
Hatch secured some of it recently, 
and sent it to Los Angeles for 
analysis. 

In the meantime, the South- 
western Oil and Development Com- 
pany, composed of Yuma people, 
is making rapid preparations for 
the sinking of a well, and are firm 
in the beiief that they have oil 
land. As almost all of them own 
land in the neighborhood, they 
have raised a subscription to test 
the field. It is said that several 
local capitalists of Yuma have 
stated that they will do the same, 
so that the amount necessary to 
start work is ready. Anew rig of 
the latest pattern will soon be 
ordered from San Francisco, and 
prospects are good for an early 
beginning of operations. 



ing. 1 ne company is incorpor- r> 1 " -'i- ~\" 1 

^ J 1 People wishing to make lnvest- 

ated under the laws of the terri- 1 ments wil l do well to communicate 

tory of Arizona and its stock is 1 with this company. All business 

non-assessable. Its holdings con- ! strictly confidential. Bank refer- 

sist of 720 acres of the most prom- , ences furnished upon application. 

«=;«rv „ji i„_j„ : c t • /-m_- I Call or address, Main office, 508 
ising oil lands in Sau Luis Obispo L, ... .,,. ' c n .■? ° 

1 Parrott building, ban Francisco. 



Lost Their Tools. 

Hydraulicking operations are 
now going on on section 24, 28-27, 
where the Santa Barbara and Kern 
are engaged in development work. 
The tools of the company were 
coveted by a great upheaval of 
sand from the bottom, caused 
by gas pressure. 

The Road to Wealth 

Headquarters School and Government 
Lands. 

Lands all counties iu California. No conditions 
on School Lands as to residence or cultivation 
Only $1 25 an acre. Locations in all Mineral Belt. 
— Kern River. McKittricb Devil's Den, Mojave 
Sunset, coaliuga and other famous districts. The 
Cheapest, Safest and Surest Investment in Amer- 
ica. Send Stamp for Land Book. 

WISEMAN'S LAND BUREAU 

237 W 1st street 
Los Angeles, California. 



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Oil Prospecting in a CUj N 

The oildevelupineut work which .... 
mined tl. 

ited under the 
likely to be repeated at Whittier 
The ; that the 

Us rig Ironi \ entura county, and ., , 
ill commence drill 
the thirtj 
C. W. Harvey in the eastern 



which 

:h<- lorn, the 

uleaf Hotel. Work would 
have been begun before bi 

difficult 1 in 

completinf 



under the la» 

California, 

with Jos. A Stul president 

llarr\ I.. ] vinu 

— t li 



pany ; 

on the .lithe in., 

putting down adeepwcll.it I 

sary. A strike in tin. vicinity 

would prove up XNN ' " whati 

territory ami would result m turn- ""I their prop 

ing the entire notthern partof the cated in entirely different districts. 

city of Whittier into an oil I 

The 



'Fortune" Looks Like 
Oil 

The California Fortune Oil com- 
pany, recently organized under 
the laws of Arizona, has 320 acres 
in Coalinga, eights acres in Me- 
Kittrick. and eighty acres in Sun- 
set. 

As soon as their rig. which has 
been ordered, can be placed on 
the ground the work of drilling 
will be pre secuted continuously 
till oil is reached. The Fortune 
is a strong company with substan- 
tial backing, and in view of the 
extremely close proximity of the' 
many producing wells adjoining 
them we predict very quick sue- j 
cess. The company will put down 
its first well on section 34, town- 
ship 12. range 24, Sunset district, 
adjoining the sections of the noted 
Monarch and the Jewett-BIodgett- 
Beal wells which proved good 
producers at 500 feet. 

Mr. A. B. Wooster, the president, 
is now on their land in Sunset, 
where he has gone down in ad- 
vance of the machinery to person- 
ally look over the 
lect the first well. 

W. C. Carpenter, who is one of 
the directors, is an oil man of wide 
experience, and is well known as 
the successful promoter and secre- 
tary of the above mentioned Mon- 
arch Oil company of Arizona. 



Interests Separated. 

Tin- property Interests ,,f I 1.. 
Dcbeny, who looks out foi the S:mt., Fe 
Company in the Kern River field, have 
been identifi 1 time with 1 1 

Chanslor 81 Can field, tbe Coalinga opera 
tors, in the Petroleum Development Com- 
pany and in property owned bj them 
jointly in 29, >,s->s. An arrangement lins 
been effected bj which Dohenj takes 
stock in tin- Petroleum Development Co. 
and Chanslor & Canfield receive the 
holdings in section 29. Tlie property 
owned by the Petroleum Development 
Company is mostly proven oil land, 
amounting to 4,Soo acres. It contains 
twenty-nine wells, ami is very valuable, 
consisting of sections 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 12, 
16, and 17 in 29-2S; IS, in 28-28; 23 and 
24 in 2S-27; and 12 in 29-29. Dolienv 
has now a two-third interest. A. B. 
Butler letains his original one-fifth, and 
the remainder is divided among small 
holders. 



Casmalia. Ranch. Oil and Development Co. 

led under tbl 

icb 



and controlled by this company > .insists ol 

lil land in the state, so pronounced by .he bl 

out property is alien; lucing 

well, and a number of other Strong companies are now dr lling or are 
putting up rigs (Hit COmpanj is now drilling its I'm si well with all 

blc dispatch, the rig being a finl udard rig, and tbe 

used being of the best and latest m 
We expeel 1" sttike oil 
In order tit put another 1 ig at work i'mmed company 

good percentage of this stock has been sub 

so large that when tin- land has been proven 1 

surely is), there will be DO difficulty in leasing laud in small lol 

40 acres up to hundreds of other companies at a good roj allv. 

We have already leased a huge ti. ■:, w il 

commence immediate operation Ity. 

I'll.- Southern Pacific Railroad run the cen 

property, there being three stations on our land, thus giving us the 
best of transportation facilities. We are within two miles of tli 
cific Coast Railroad connecting with Port Harford steamers, and 1 
run a pipe-line to the sea, distant three and one-half miles. 

The officers ot the company are well known business men of 
San Francisco, and have put up their own money for developments 
thus far. The office of the company is in room 404 Call Building, 
where the President, C. C. Morehouse, or the Se< retary, W. R. Jones, 
can always be seen from 1 1 to 2. 

Write or call for Prospectus and Maps and Experts' Reports. 
THIS STOCK WILL TREBLE IN VALUE IN THREE MONTHS 




ATLAS PATENT PIPE WRENCH 

High Clnss Drop Forfeed Steel Tool. 



ATLAS PAT 



The X. L. N. T. Oil company, 1 Quick, effective and Positive in adjustment. The good qualities of 
operating at Ccalinga, owns 320 Chain Pipe Wrench and Screw Pipe Wrench combined without have 



round and se- j acres (unincumbered) of choice J a S tue faults of either. 

Made in four sizes: 10. iS. 2^4 and j6inchr*. handling From one-eighth 
nch pipe. For sale by Hardware, plumbing and oil well supply Dealers. 



land in the oil belt of that locality 
on the west half of section 3, town- 
ship 19 south, range 13 east. 
Prominent oil experts who have 
personally examined this property 
are ouite enthusiastic in their 

•i»i- r~ r- ' P ra ' se ar, d re P or t that oil in large 

'I he Gray Gander quantities and of an exceptionally 

The recent strike on the Edgar i fine quality exists. It is predicted 
is said to have produced oil in I that by drilling about 1000 feet an 
such quantities that it ran down j unusually large flow will be otf- 
the canyon for a hundred yards j tained. This company is. organ- 
from their well. The Gray Gan- ized under the laws of Arizona 
der is now going through the and legally guaranteed to every 
same formation. They have only | shareholder that the stock will 
a small amount of stock for sale, as ! never be assessed. A small amount 



if an iuch wire toil; 



ATLAS PIPE WRENCH CO. 51 Ro ° a d n ™g s 



New York Off ce i2lLibtily Street 



Works, New Haven, Conn. 



it will soon be withdrawn f, 0111 the 
market. 



of stock is being sold at 50 cents 
per share. 



W. G. YOUNG 



STOCK BROKER. 



628 Langhlin Building, Cos Angeles, Cal. 



Oil Stock Investments paying ' 2 to 2 
ser cent, per month. Active Repre- 
pentative Wanted. 1 lorrespendence In- 
vited. 



J. M. CURTIS &S0N 
Analytical Chemist 

Special attention given to the 
analysis of Oils, and to the tests of 
Gypsum, Kaolin Clay and other 
minerals held bv the Laud De- 
partment as sufficient to main- 
tain placer mineral locations. 

Quick and accurate returns at 
moderate prices. 



23 California >t. ,San Ffancisc 




PARKE & LACY CO. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. BAKERSFIELD, CAL. 

21 & 23 FREMONT ST., SAN FRANCISCO. 



Contracted Waist Water Front Fire-Box 
OilWell Boiler. Made in two sizes 
20a nd 25 Horse-Power. 



Engines, Boilers and Pumps for 

I OIL WELLS 1 

Well Boring and Drilling Tools. Prompt Delivery Guaranteed 



' rv i jn, is. 



THE MONTH'S PROGRESS 



Herald's Summary of Wells 
Completed in November. 

Number Completed. — Coalinga 
4, Midway I, Temblor 3, McKit- 
trick 15, Sunset 8, Kern River 60, 
San Luis 1, Santa Barbara 2, Sum- 
merland 7, Santa Paula 4, Buck- 
horn 3, Fillmore 3, Piru 8, Los An- 
geles, 50, Newhall 6, Whittier 4, 
Fullerton 11, Los Angeles county 
1, Riverside 1 — total, 192; increase 
over October, 45. 

Production of .New Wells- — Coal- 
inga 120, Midway 60, Temblor 30, 
McKittrick 100, Sunset 200, Kern 
River 3600, Summerland 1 1 1, Santa 
Paula 55, Buckhorn 200, Fillmore 
45, Tiru 230, Los Angeles 702, 
Newhall 138, Whittier 360, Fuller- 
ton 411. Total production .of new 
wells, 6862; Increased production 
over October, 1441. 

Failures. — McKittrick 3, Sunset 
4, Kern River 5, San Luis 1, Santa 
Barbara 2, Santa Paula 2, Fillmore 

1, Piru (3, Los Angeles 5, Newhall 

2, Fullerton 1, Los Angeles County 

1, Total 33. 

The number of rigs and 
drilling wells in the field in the 
month of November are as follows: 
San Mateo (county; 1, Monterey 
county 10, Colusa county 3, Contra 
Costa county &, San Benito county 
13, Humboldt county 8, Santa 
Clara county 1, Alameda county 

2, Mendocino county 1, Tulare 
county 1, Napa county 1, Shasta 
county 1, Marin county 1, Glenn 



county 2, Alcalde 3, Kings 1, Krey- 
euhagen 6, Kettleman 13, Coalinga 
28, Buena Vista Lake i,Sandcut 1, 
Midway 7, Tehachapi 1, Sunset 40, 
Temblor 14, McKittrick 37, Kern 
River 121. San Luis Obispo 6, Santa 
Barbara 24, Summerland 11, Buck- 
horn 1, Fillmore 12, Piru 27, Santa 
Paula 23, Los Angeles 80, Newhall 
30, Whittier 36, Puente 5, Fuller- 
ton 35, Orange county 5, San Ber- 
nardino 1, Riverside county 5, San 
Diego county 9. Los Angeles coun- 
ty 31. Total 661, of which num- 
ber 505 are actually drilling. This 
is an increase of 18 rigs and 88 
drilling wells over last month. 



Oil to Burn. 



Alameda's City Board of Trustees 
have been discussing the expedi- 
ency of substituting oil for fuel at 
the works run by the city. In 
canvassing the matter it was stated 
that oil could be purchased at from 
$1 to $1.15 per barrel laid down, 
and at the ratio of 3^ barrels of 
oil to a ton of coal the substitution 
would be reducing the cost to the 
equivalent of coal at $3.50 per ton, 
a saving of $2.50 a ton on coal. 

The cost of installing is $20 for 
burners and $50 for four boilers 
and better burners will be pur- 
chased later from the proceeds 
saved by the change. The tank- 
age required to run five nights 
would be seventy barrels, costing 
$120. The matter is still under 
consideration. 



BOOTHE 



MANUFACTURING & SUPPLY CO 



126-128 South Los Angelee street 
LOS ANGELE-, CAL. 



Steam and Gasoline Engines, Boilers, Pumps, Air Compressors 

OIL WELLMACHir J * mMs ^$S;L 



Mining and Milling Mach; _ r y, Belting, Pulleys, Shafting, Engineer's 
Supplies. 



FOR SALE 



at McKittrick 

1 Standard Weli=boring Outfit in First=class Condition 
Also 1300 Feet of Casing 

Apply Room 5, 8th Floor 

Mills Building 



California Fortune ON Co. 



Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. 



CAPITAL, $500,000. 



Shares, par value $1.00 each. 



OFFICERS. 



A. R. Wooster president 

Judge Fritz ist vice-president 

R. A. Coleman 2nd vice-president 

I. J. Truman treasurer 



E. Denicke secretary 

Wm. M. Madden attorney 

Columbian Bank Depository 

DIRECTORS. 
W- C. Carpenter A. McDonald 



R. L. Atkin 



Location : Section 34, 12-24, Sunset District. In the same section there are five wells in operation. 

Contract Has Been Let For Rig and Drilling Will Begin at Once 

The Company also own 80 acres in McKittrick and 320 acres in Coalinga. 

SURROUNDINGS— 12-24 Sunset District. 

On section 32 are eight wells; section 31 are four; and on %=i is located the l a r<™ „,„n e t 
On the same anticline with the Monarch and Occidental g WeU ° f Jewetl ' B1 °dgett & Beale 

Ten thousand shares only are offered for sale at 25c Each 



Office, 529 Parrot Building. 



Apply toE. DENICKE, secretary. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



PACIFIC COAST OIL NEWS. 






KERN RIVER OIL 



Recent Developments In Oil In Various Parts <y£f 

of the State. AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY***?"^ 

11 - ■ al. 

Leases ijoacresin the lulkrton Oil district, Orauge Co., 
Owm - in the Kern Kivir oil district. KeiD Co., 

250,000 M: arvalne, ioo.ooo sbarea in treasury. 

•it J i a ihare, fully secured 

k fol sale at 50 rents a share, not Secured. 



STA, 
The J. 1>. Harrei Companj ii 

rhej nave struck « shell of 
rerj hard sbile. unci two toolies arc kept 
constaotly »t work ibaipeiiing 
\er\ abundant. 

The well 0! the Contra CojU Oil Con 
pany is down 300 fe«t, ami oil 

I in the m „,| .nl 

seepages are very auund.ini. 

COI 

hundred acres hove been leax-d by 

Sin Kiunciaco part ea for oil develop' 

ment porpoaea, \v..rk is t> begin in 

four month'. 

N -■ of Smith 81 GorrUI nt A r buckle 
- down 250 feet. No 1 was down 550 

feet when it whs iil'.uiilotHMl. 

FRESNO. 

Only 1(7 cars 01 oil were shipped out 
of^Coalingn in November, or at the rate 
of a little over dive and a half car- 
loads a day. Ibis is said to be due not 
to a falling off in production, but to a 
disagreement between the Coalinga Oil 
Company and the new owners of the 
Home Oil Company. 

GLENN. 

H. II. Elliott, one of the directors .of 
the Olenn County Oil and Coal company, 
is superintending the work in the field. 

The Great Northern Oil company is 
rushing the work of drilling in a satis- 
factory manner. 

A number of claimholders of land 
along Briscoe creek, have organized the 
Briscoe Oil and Mining company. The 
company propose to bore for oil and ex- 
pect to strike a vein of copper. 



KERN. 

No. 4 of the Junction Oil company is 
in oil. 

No oil has been struck by the Hercules 
on 4, 29-2S. 

Reports not yet confirmed state that 
oil has been struck on Poso creek. 

The sand in the Jewett-BIodgett-Beale 
well has been disposed of. 

Drilling is again going on at the Ari- 
zona Western. 

Three hundred feet is the depth 
reached by the Agricola on 2, 11-24, an d 
the C. B. and W. on 2, n-24. 

The Mt. Diablo well has been per- 
forated for the third time, and is now a 
good producer. 

Seventy -five thousand dollars has been 
subscribed for the proposed Oil Ex- 
change at Bakersfield. 

Considerable water has been en- 
countered by the Climax company at 
Temblor, wells No. 3 and 4 being water 
wells. 1 and 2 each produce twenty-five 
barrels daih . 

Four hundred and seventy barrels 
tank measurement is the record of the 
McKittrick well on pumping twenty-four 
hours out of forty-eight. It is perfor- 
ated for thirty feet. 

Well No. 5 of the West Shore com- 
pany has been producing 500 barrels 
daily for several days. The drilling 
record shows 580 feet of oil sand exclusive 
of clay, which is the largest formation 
in the field. 

The El Zumo Puro is getting its rig 
up near the Climax, in the Temblor dis- 
trict. Other companies in this neigh- 
borhood do not seem to be meeting with 
success. The Nevada and the Eureka 



though oil w;i« found, and the t Hi 

ig w.itct 

amnd have been ; 
bj the Bdgu on 

The 
feet on 31, 1124. 

The An/. ni Western ba 

nd at a depth of 1 0.0 feet, and still 

drilling. 

Well No jol the Pout Company has ., 

record of sixty carloals for November 
ami is now pumping .i.v barrels 

The 36,000-barrel tank of the Kern Oil 

compan) on ;-■. 28-18 will be finished 
inside of two weeks. 

Due hundred and twenty aires in sec- 
tion 7, 211-2S, has been sold by the Wil- 
son heirs for (300 per acre. 

Eight-hundred barrels a day arc going 
through the "Thirty-Three" Oil com- 
pany's pipe line. 

A ten-barrel well has been finished at 
910 feet by the Clarke company on the 
SIC ' 4 of section 20, 2S-2S. Water pre- 
vented further drilling. 

A rig is going up on S, 28-27, belong- 
ing to E. T. Barber, and I'mphred and 
Barber have a rig up on 14, 28-27. 

Two of the Standard Oil company's 
35,000-barrel tanks are going up in the 
Kern River field. 



BOARD OP DIRBC I'nKS. 

HENRY DECHENT 

(of Krusius Itros . X, ■« Y 1 1 k. 

EUGENE J. ENSK 

(of Ensign & Mi Guffi :kOil Merchant 
LEON E. ENSIGN 

i with Firemen's I'und Insurance 
E. P. SAGAR . . . . 

inager Bisen Vineyard C 
PHILIPP DECHENT . . 

DEPOSITORY— First National Bauk San Fran 



President 

Vice i 

>eci tary 



Oil 



Land, Oil 



Stocks, Oil! 
Bought and Sold 



Lands to lease on royalty or will take stock in progressive companies 

Companies Incorporated under non-assessable laws. 

Will assist parties desiring companies promoted or Incorporate:!. 



The well on the east of 25, 28-27, be- 
longing to the Kern Canyon Oil com- 
pany, is classed at 100 barrels. 

The Southern Pacific has leased the 
NEX of 7, 29-28, to C. F. Gardner for 
fifteen vears. 



Part of 28, 32-23, with other oil land 
amounting to 1500 acres, has been leased 
by the Lucky Nine Oil company to S. P. 
Creasinger of Los Angeles. 

The Superior Oil company's well at 
Sunset continues to flow at the rate of 
twenty-five barrels daily from between 
the casing. 

An eight-barrel well, with prospects of 
improvement at depth, is the showing 
made at 200 feet by Richardson, Orr 
and Metzger on 2, 29-28, on the extreme 
east of the field. 

Well No. 3 of the Kern Oil company, 
situated on the SWJ( of 32, 28-28, has 
shown itself to be good for 400 barrels 
daily on a thirty-days test. 

The scarcity of oil cars is likely to be 
relieved as scon as the Southern Paci- 
fic company's new double cars ar- 
rive. Cars will also be brought from the 
oil regions of the East. 

The Corona Company, operating on 
section 33, n-23, southeast of Sunset, is 
backed by Mexican capital. 

LOS ANGELES 

The O'Donnell Oil company is begin- 
ning to deepen an old well on State 
street. 

L.G. Parker has resumed drilling at 
the corner of Omaha and Edgeware 
roads. 

C. V. Hall is engaged in deepening 
his well on Lockwood street, known as 
No. 3. 

The Sierra Oil company has com- 
pleted its No. 9 well, east of the Baptist 
college. 

The new well, recently completed by 
the Union Jack Oil company near Bel- 



Bachelors' Oil Company, 

Three States Oil Company, 
Section 6 Oil Company, 
Sunset Consolidated 
Oil Company 



Ambrose? Harris 
Tyree A. Bell 

Rooms 611-612-613 

Hearst Building, 

San Francisco 
Telephone — Black 91. 



Continned on page 16 



Fairbanks, Morse & Company 



OIL WELL SUPPLIES 



"Star" and Standard Drilling Rigs, Fairbanks Gas, Gasoline and 
Distillate Engines. Steam Pumps and Boilers, Boston and 
Reading Casings, Tubing. Sucker Rods, Pumps, 
Pipe Fittings, cordage, Wire Rope, etc., etc. 



Los Angeles, Cal. 



Bakersfield, Cal. 



Wm 
1 



Webster Iron Works 



DEPARTMENTS: 



MACHINE SHOPS 
BLACKSMITH SHOP 



FOUNDRY 
PATTERN SHOP 



m 

MINING, MILLING and MACHINE CASTINGS 



Rig Irons, Sand Reels, Sand Pumps, Drilling and Fishing 
Tools, Heavy Forgings. 

Telephone 341 21st and I Streets. P 0. Box 463 

BAKERSFIELD, CAL. 



14 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



OIL REFINING. 



Its Great Extent and Promise in 

California. 

An interesting general review of the 
oil refining industry of California has 
been contributed to the Los Angeles 
Mining Review by L. Blankenhorn. 
Mr. Blankenhorn was the active manager 
of the first oil refining business of Jewett 
and Blodgett, established at Bakersfield a 
number of years ago, and he is now 
actively engaged in the oil business. 

The writer takes a rosy view of the 
future of oil refining in this state, be- 
lieving that the use of crude oil as a fuel 
will become secondary to the consmnp 
tion of the refineries The writer says 
in part: 

" A few facts, as presented below, in- 
dicate that the refining capacity already- 
existing has reached a point that might 
absorb nearly the reported production 
for last year and may be expected to 
utilize within the next few years even 
more than the present estimated large 
production of 1900. The following views 
here expressed, it may be stated, will 
have reference only to the commercial 
aspects of the situation and the figures 
represent only general and average esti- 
mates borne out by results thus far re- 
ported They will not pretend to con- 
sider the matter from a technical stand- 
point. The usual products by distilla- 
tion which have been sought for and 
found marketable with our simpler and 
inexpensive methods of refining are: 
Asphaltum, from 10 to 25 percent; naph- 
thas, under the various names of gaso- 
line, stove naphthas and benzine, from 
10 to 20 per cent; distillates, gas and 
fuel, from 20 to 50 per cent; illuminat- 
ing and lubricating oils, from 20 to 50 
per cent. Our crude oils used in refin- 
ing range from 14 gravity Beaume 
(largely the products of Kern and Los 
Angeles counties) through the various 
products of Whittier, 18 gravity; Ven- 
tura county, 24 gravity; Fullerton and 
Puente, 32 gravity, and Coalinga. 45 
gravity, with varying qualities and 
gravities between and beyond those 
named. 

"Asphaltum, as a semi-liquid product 
called maltha, now enters largely into 
use as a valuable flux or solvent for 
the harder and natural asphalts used 
for paving purposes everywhere. The 
harder asphalts have a varied appli- 
cation, for coating steel and iron pipe^ 
the manufacture of street and interior 
electric conduits, for paints, varnishes, 
roof covering, etc. 

" Distillates, so-called, and as known 
to the public commercially, are used 
by gas companies for direct manufac- 
ture or enrichment of gas, for use in 
gas engines or motors, and now in 
California reaching a large and increased 
consumption in ordinary cook stoves 
and house furnaces. The gasoline and 
naphthas are utilized as everywhere for 
use in isolated gas plants and the or- 
dinary naphtha or gasoline stove in 
homes, factories, etc. The illuminating 
and lubricating oils are in universal use. 
" Although a fair beginning in refin- 
ing of California oils dates back only 
a few years, it has already reached 
an important point. Among the prin- 
cipal refineries already in operation 
are the following, the number of bar- 
rels given being the monthly approxi- 
mate or ' about' capacity as they 
have been reported, or have been as- 
certained from the best available 
sources of information. In Southern 
California we have the Puente Oil com- 
pany, 15,000 barrels, using only its 
own production, 34 gravity oil; the 
Asphalt Oil and Refining company, 
6000 barrels; the Franklin Refining com- 
pany, 12,000 barrels; Subset Refining 
company, 20,000 barrels; American Oil 
and Asphalt company, 30,000 barrels; 
Southern Refining company, 6000 bar- 
rels; the Union Oil company (at its San 
Francisco works), 25,000 barrels; the 



Pacific Coast Oil company, 25,000 bar 
rels; the Paraffine Paint company 5000 
barrels. These with other small plants 
will approximate, therefore, a total ca- 
pacity of 150,000 barrels per month of 
crude oil. A new one under construction 
in Los Angeles reports a capacity of 30,- 
000 barrels per month to be added to the 
above. Some of these use only the 
lighter oils, manufacturing the lighter 
products, while the others seek chiefly to 
make a s, ecialty of asphaltum produc 
tion. Any attempt to estimate the rela 
tive proportions of products must be 
wide of the mark and it is unnecessary 
as they vary with the seasons, conditions 
of supply and market, etc. 

"In round figures we may estimate 
the value of the oil refinery products 
of California to be at present at least 
$3,000,000 per annum, and the value of 
refining as a factor in the oil industry 
thus definitely fixed. From these fig- 
ures it must grow to many fold greater 
proportions. Whatever economic value 
the production of crude oil may have 
for California, in the giving of employl 
ment to labor and artisans, in displacing 
other fuel and by the retention of its 
value iu the accumulation of permanent 
wealth at home, may be applied in a 
still greater degree to the growth of the 
oil refining industry, in that it will give 
indirectly permanent employment to 
more labor, involve greater displacement 
and saving of competing products, and 
lead to still greater proportion of accumu- 
lated and permanent wealth. It thus 
deserves fostering, encouragement and 
investigation, both from the commercia 
and technical standpoint." 

Personal 

General Francis V. Greene and party 
who are largely interested in the 
asphaltum business, have been looking 
over the oil and asphaltum prospects in 
Los Angeles and Ventura coaiities. 



CALIFORNIA PETROLEUM MINERS' 
ASSOCIATION. 

Incorporated May 28, 1900. 



OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 

L. Perry Crane president 

O.A. Lane 1st vice-president 

J. C. Kirkpatrick. . .2nd vice-pres. 

E. D. Berri 3d vice-president 

Dr. C. T. Deane treasurer 

W. B. Simmons secretary 

Prof. E. B. Heald, G. H. Jones, 
W. B. Winn, Gen. J. M. Gleaves 
and B. Marks. 

The object of this Association i-. 
to promote the interests of the 
oil industry of California and to 
furnish a bureau of information. 
It is establishing Eastern agentss 
consisting of reputable banker- 
and brokers in all the large East, 
ern cities, who shall represent oil 
companies who are members of 
this Association in the sale of 
their stock. 

It is admitting to membership 
only those, companies whose affairs 
can pass the rigid examination 
which is compelled by the Asso- 
ciation. This examination is made 
by the attorneys of the law de- 
partment, Hon. G. W. Baker and 
Edward H. Stearns, and by the 
membership committee of the 
board of directors. 

Applications for membership 
can be obtained together with the 
necessary blanks by applying 
either in person or by letter to 
he president or secretary of the 
Association- at its office, room 33, 
2d floor, Mills building, San 
Francisco. 

Eastern and Foreign corres- 
pondents. 



Jacalitas Petroleum Co. 

operating in the Great 

Kern River District. 

The most successful Oil District in California, and the largest pro- 
ducer of crude petroleum in the state. 

Our property is in the heart of this oil producing district. 
There is absolutely no possibility of a dry well on any portion of 
our land. 

Money spent in stocks in Kern River district is an investment 
sure. to bring satisfactory returns. 

Small capitalization. Economical management. 

Write or call for a prospectus, map, etc. 

JACALITAS PETROLEUM CO., 

399A Parrott Bldg, San Francisco. 



U. S. OIL & MINING COMPANY 

Bakersfield, Kern County, Cal. 

Are the owners of 600 acres of the choicest oil land in the Kern river and Sunset 
district. This company are the owners of a part of section 26, 12-24, only half a 
mile from the famous Jewett, Blodgett & Beales' big strike in the Sunset district 
upon which they are now sinking a well with every assurance of equally as good 
success as the formation and conditions are the same. A limited amount of stock 
is offered for sale at 25 cents per share for a few days only. Remember that active 
work is being prosecuted by this company on their property with every modern 
appliance) and when oil is reached your stock will be very valuable. 

I. H. TOMLINSON, 

408 California St., S. F- 



The Barrett Oil Well Swivel Wrench 



For carrying and placing 
bits in drilling stem bits 




Drilllers, to be successful, should use the best and latest appliances 

as it is LABOR, TIME AND MONEY SAVED. 

It is only necessary to have one of these wrenches for all sized bits 
You simply change the top plates, which have different sized squares 
or suit different sized bits. 



MANUFACTURED BY- 



J. Barrett, 



Alleghany, Pa. 




Main Shops. 



OIL LANDS 



I have a few choice pieces located iu the 
oil belt of KERN, McKITTRICK and 
COALINGA districts that can be had at 
reasonable figures. 



Will Bear Inspection 



WM. U. MACKAY 
1302 Claus Spreckels Building 
Telephone Main 5791 San Fran isco 



SMRIETTA, OHIO 



BROWN & POWER 

Blank Book Mfs., Stationers, 
Printers 



Corporation Supplies. The best in Sau Fran- 
cisco. 60 different samples of certificates appro- 
priate for oil companies to choose from. 



406 California Street, 
Tel., Main 1070 San Francisco 



Secretaries Of Oil Companies 

In Kern River Valley District 
are respectfully requested to send 
a copy of their prospectus to 
J. S. EWEN, 

10 California St., San Francisco 
Room 1. 



Peace 



Declared 
Den 



in Devil's 



The oil men who are . pi :.iling 
at White city and in the Di 
Den 






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rusbeii with all possible liaMc.and 
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soon. Companit 
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neighbors and are the best .: ';'''• drilling with the bt 



trie: litTi-r- 

ent. Then both camps were 
ready for a light or a law 
When thing.-, reached a ci 

i the law 
ting ready to have tb( 
the contending 

comprom The 

leading men on bot 
gelher and il 

that it would be better for all con 
cerued to be friends rather than 

enemies and j - declared. 

This was celebrated by a Spanish 
supper at the lime. 

With litigation out of the way 
development work began In earn- 
est. Mr. Spreekles scon had a 
number of derricks up and the 
Devil's Den Consolidated Oil com- 
pany also began sinking. The 
neighborly feeling brought about 
when the compromise was effected 
has continued, says a Visalia 
paper, and recently another Span- 
ish supper took place at Visalia. 
at which Spreckels and others 
were present. Nothing was said, 
however, about striking oil. 



diem 

are expected in a very short time. 



White Oil Found in a New 
Field. 

The Modelo territory lies uorth 
of the Piru ranch and extends 
back into the hills about two miles. 
The wells are situated in a com- 
pact group in the head of a little 
gulch called Brea canyon. These 
wells are owned by the Alcatraz 
company of San Francisco, of 
which the Crockers are at the 
head, and there is plenty of capi- 
tal backing the enterprise. Mr. 
H. J. Doulton, the superintendent, 
has a large force of men at work 
in the various parts of the field 
and the camp presents an unusu- 
ally busy appearance. The Mod- 
elo has one of the best field out- 
fits in the state. It is independent 
of outside machine shops, as a 
well equipped shop has recently 
been completed. The turning 
lathe in this shop is larger than 
that in the Union Oil company's 
shop at Santa Paula. In order to 
reach the hills above the canyon, 
a double-tracked tramway seven- 
teen hundred feet long and having 
a rise of seven hundred feet has 
been constructed. According to 
the Free Press, the Modelo has 
lately made an important strike of 
white oil of 42 gravity on a new 
part of its field, on the opposite 
side of the ridge. While the 
strike is not a large one — only 
three or four barrels — still it 
demonstrates that high gravity oil 
is to be found here and the find 
will be followed up. Four rigs 
are being made ready for further 
development work. 



Rushing Work. 

The Gypsy Queen Petroleum 
Company, just beginning opera- 
tions in the famous Sunset district 
in Kern county, has one of the 
best propositions to be found on 
the market to-day. 

This company secured its land 
several months ago, before the 
great excitement in this district, 
and it now finds its property all 
situated in the heart of the pro- 
ducing district, being on the same 
formations and oil sands as the 
largest producing wells in the dis- 
trict. The derrick for their first 
well is^in place and the work of 
placing" their machinery is being 



Gorman Station. 

mrveying has recently 
been dor. ■tnian St 

in the northwestern pari of Los 
Angeles county, neu the bound- 
of kern and Ventura. In 
this locality there are ml 
sand nek and shale superimposed 
with lime rock, and in some pi 
much of the latter composed of 
marine shells; and much of this 
at an altitude of over 3500 feet. 

Granite and primary rocks were 
seldom seen, and exudes of asphal- 
tum were found, but no o 1 seep- 
ages. This is not evidence that 
there is no oil in this formation, sis 
oii men are less and less inclined to 
depend upon such seepages for 
their best locations. 

This territory is said to be with- 
in the oil belt connecting, geo- 
logically, the Piru creek and New- 
hall fields, and the Kern county 
fields. Farther down the Piru 
creek the cliffs on each side are 
almost entirely of a rather hard 
slate, losing the soft shale so con- 
stantly in sight up the valley, and 
diminishing confidence in it as 
good territory for location. 



Kern River 
Oil Land. 

Proven tetritory on line <>i Railro ile. Splendid chance 

r lh< "nipam . 

Thia i> on ihe I I l Company's tract, which bus been drilled 

upon .iiul proven t<> be Sue territory. oil wells also to 
north, cast and weat We have nothing cheap to 
This ia no wildcat, but proven valuable oil land 
best known field in California. Railroad runs 
property. Storage Company's tanks on adjoining 



the 

■ 

in the 

through 

tract. 



New Incorporations. 

The following articles of incorporation 
have been filed in the office of the 
Secretary of State during the past week: 

Hollister Petroleum Development company. 
Principal place of business, Hollister. Directors 
— T S Hawkins, J T L,owe, J Garner. N C Briggs, 
W V Hollmgberry, E E Bolton and C Wagner of 
Hollister. Capital stock, $500,000; subscribed, 
$250,000. 

Prosperity Oil company. Principal place of 
business, San Francisco. Directors— FI, Gadsby 
I Rienheimer, I Golden. A uttenger and J J Van 
Ostrand of San Francisco, W C Beatie of Oakland 
and D H Bryant of San Jose. Capital stock, 
$1,000,000; subscribed, $35. 

T be Business Men's Oil company. Principal 
place of business, L,os Angeles. Directors— T 
Wiesendanger. P Johnson, A J Koll, C Mclntyre, 
G Prohert, F W Heidel, J H Roberts, all of I,os 
Angeles. Capital stock, $500,000; subscribed, 
$78,000. 

Eclipse Oil and Development company. Prin- 
cipal place of business, San Francisco. Directors 

P B Arnold, H G Piatt, W B -McGerry, p W 
Rochester, San Francisco and C K Small, Oakland. 
Capital stock, $400,000; subscribed, $5. 

Toltec Oil company. Principal place of busi- 
ness, Bakersfield. Directors— R Roberts, Madera: 
F H Buck, Vacaville, G X Weudliug, San Fran- 
cisco, B F Brooks, Bakersfield, E S Moulton, 
Riverside. Capital stock, $500,000, subscribed, 
$25. 

Fortuna Oil and Development company. Prin- 
cipal place of business, Santa Paula. Directors— I 
E Smith, Buckhorn, G W Faulkner, J F Cum- 
miugs, Santa Paula, M I W Smith, F L, Forester, 
Los Angeles. Capital stock, $500, 000, subscribed 
$25. 

West Sunset Oil company. Principal place of 
business, Bakersfield. Directors— I 1, Muller, E 
H White, J D Batz, W C Moss, W Sucok. U A 
Hayden, Bakersfield, A G Stockett, W W Hitch- 
cock, Kern, A B Price, San Francisco. 

The Sulpnur Reefe Oil and Development com- 
pany, Principal place of business, Bakersfield; 
Directors— G M White F I, Borgwart, W G L,utz, 
R H Stevens, Bakersfield, D W W Johnson, Rose- 
dale. Capital stock, $200,000, subscribed, $160,- 



McKittrick Star Oil company. Pnucipal place 
of business, Bakersfield. Directors— M McWhor- 
tcr, J C Shiffer, W B McGerry, A Van Keuleu. M 
Snuffin, all of Bakersfield. Capital stock, $100,- 
000, subscribed, 37,000. 

Golden Reward Oil and Development company. 
Principal place of business, Bakersfield. Direc- 
tors—A J Chavez. C B Tibbetts, F R Tibbets, J B 
Medina, C C Taylor, M L, Perry, Kern county, J 
A Dutton, Alameda. Capital stock, $300,000, sub- 
scribed, $700. 

Sulphur Springs Oil company. Principal place 
of business, L,os Angeles. Directors— G A Smith, 
E F C Klokke, Ad Petch, O J Muchmore, MJ 
Nolan, W H Smith, W Shemwell, E H Hutchin- 
son, H M Bowker, G E Hart, S W Strong, alt or 
Los Angeles. Capital stock, $300,000, subscribed, 
$240,000. 

Olympic Crude Oil comoany. Principal place of 
business, Los Angeles. Directors— R Mercer, C 
EShattuck, S R Uppencott, Los Angeles, D B 
Steen, Alhambra, E S Rosenberger, Pasadena. 
Capital stock, $300,000, subscribed, $150,000. 




NEWTON, CARMEN & SOMES 

S C. MASON, Agent, 101 Chronicle building. 



Pacific Coast Machinery Company 

Dealers irCrude Petrol 
euui for fuel mi'l g 
manufactures "I the Lar 
kin Retort < lil Burner uti 
eqalled for ce inomj and 
e ise "i regulation. Com 
ulete oil burning plants 
our specialty, Oil deliv 
ered in carload lots or by 
lank wagon or drum. 
Bakersfield , McKittrick 01 
Coalingaoil in any quan- 
tity, long time contracts or 
Lowest prices, best ami most economical equipment. Everything 
We also manufacture the Larkin Oil Filter for filtering dynamo and 
machinery oils. In addition to our fuel oil business we are also agents for the 
Stirling Water Tube Boiler, St. Louis Car Company, Missouri Car and Foundry 
Company, and the G. D. Boiler Cleaner Company. If vou are thinking of using 
Crude Petroleum for fuel give us a call. 

Pacific Coast Machinery Company, 12 Fremont Street, San Francisco 

For Sale or to Lease 

Thousands of acres of No. i OIL, LAND in the 

Kern River, McKittrick and Sunset Districts 

including some of the very best Sunset properties. 



otherwise 
guaranteed 



James R. T. Mershon 

Oil Land and Stockbroker, Rooms 537, 538, 539 Parrott Building 
San Francisco, Cal. 



Companies promoted and assisted ir> the raising of their development 
funds. 

Promoter of the Following Companies. 

The Monarch Oil Co. of Arizona, Prudential Oil Com- 
pany, of Arizona, the Lion Oil Co., of Arizona, the J. S. 
Potts Oil Land and Development Co., Sunset Center 
Oil and Developing Company of Arizona, Vesuvius Oil Co 

of Arizona, and Tiger Oil Co- of Arizona all in the Sunset district 
Kern county. 



UNDEVELOPED OIL LANDS 

(%p Should be Protected f%p 
©By Scrip Locations.® 



U.S. Scrip and warrants for surveyed 
and unsurveyed lands for sale and guar- 
anteed by 

F. A. HYDE, 

*I5 Mongomery s 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



Propositions Wanted 

For Boring 
Oil Well 

2000 Feet More or Less. 

VACAVILLE OIL CO., 
J.N Rogers, Secretary. 



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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



(Continued from page 13.) 



mont avenue, was put on the pump re- 
cently. The company bus lumber on 
the ground for a new derrick to be 
erected at once. 

The Dividend Oil company, near the 
corner of First street and Belmont avenue 
is grading for another well. It will be 
the company's second in that neighbor- 
hood. 

Progress is being made by the Rival 
Oil company in its new well off of Wel- 
come street. 

J. S. Brown has forty acres in the 
Weid tract and has closed a contract to 
drill five wells. A rig is up for No. 1. 

The Loma Vista Oil company in the 
Weid tract now has five producers and 
is at work on No. 6. 

Drilling has been resumed by the 
Green Mountain Oil company on its 
property near Roekwood street. The 
hole is now over 200 feet deep. 

The storage tank, one of the largest in 
the neighborhood, erected by Chief of 
Police Elton on Lake Shore avenue is 
about completed. 

A first-class derrick has been erected 
by the Liberty Oil company on property 
leased near Temple street and Western 
avenue. 

The two wells on Alpine street recently 
purchased by the Morse Oil company 
from R. T. Harris are being deepened. 

The Rodeo Oil company is trying to 
pump its well out and hopes to be able 
to put the drill to work again. The com- 
pany unearthed a body of oil but is not 
satisfied with the showing, as the opera- 



tors are of the opinion that a much 
larger body of oil sand is to be found 
lower down. 

In the Weid tract the Paris Oil com- 
pany has got oil in its No. 1 and has put 
it to pumping. Work on No. 2 has al- 
ready commenced. 

The Fullerton Consolidated No. 5 h as 
been flowing at the rate of 500 barrels a 
day. This is a very remarkable showing 
for this section, and it is by far the best 
well in the district. 

The St. Paul Oil company, a new 
operator in the local field, is erecting a 
derrick on Belmont avenue near State 
street. The company owns several lots 
in that part of the field, and expects to 
put down six wells. Well No. 2 will be 
drilled just a few feet east of No. 1. 

ORANGE. 

The well of the Menges Oil company 
in Brea canyon is down 600 feet. 

A complete new rig with a seventy- 
four foot derrick has been ordered by 
the Puente Crude! Oil company. 

Well No. 6 of the Brea Canyon com- 
pany, which is expected to be a good 
producer, has put on the pump. 

New rigs are going up for the Santa 
Fe, Fullerton Consolidated, Union and 
Brea canyon companies. 

Thirteen hundred feet, and no oil, is 
the showing made by the Crown of the 
Valley Oil company, operating in Brea 
canyon. 

Work interrupted by the storm has 
been resumed by the Standard Crude 
on well No. i, in La Habra valley, down 
Soo feet, with oil indications. 



SAN BENITO. 

The Puritan Oil company will com- 
mence boring on the further end of the 
Chappel tract in a short time. 

The Tomboy Oil company has a drill- 
j ing outfit on the ground and will begin 
j boring on the George Dudley place near 
j San Ardo the first of next month. 
i 

The Star Anticline Oil company has 
decided to commence active work im- 
mediately on its claims in Bitterwater 
Oil district. 

The work of sinking the 1 1 -inch cas- 
ing in the well of San Benito County Oil 
company, progresses very favorably. 
A depth of nearly 350 feet has been 
attained. 

The water-pipe supplying water to the 
boiler of the San Benito Oil company's 
drilling outfit, was washed away by the 
recent freshet at the point where it 
crossed the San Benito river from the 
water company's main. In consequence 
thereof drilling was interrupted the fore- 
part of the week, while the pipe was be- 
ing repaired. The pipe has now been 
raised high enough that no future high 
waters can interfere with it. 

The Oil Well Supply company which 
manufactures the bulk of oil well sup- 
plies in this country, and is represented 
on this coast by R. H. Herron and com- 
pany, will consolidate its manufacturing 
interests at Silverly, Penn., a suburb of 
Oil City. Some idea of the magnitude 
of the concern's plans may be had from 
the statement that its new plant will 
comprise fifteen buildings, cover forty- 
two acres of land and have a railroad 
frontage of 3000 feet. 



Work will soon begin on the Place 
tract in the San Juan valley. 

The Ashurat Oil company are erecting 
an oil derrick on the land of Robert 
Ashurst. 

The Star Anticline company have 
commenced operations on their tract in 
Bitterwater. 

The Hamiltonian company will put up 
two rigs at Vallecitos shortly and three 
others will soon have rigs in that neigh- 
borhood. 

The San Benito County Oil company 
has pulled up 247 feet of casing in 
order to increase the size of their hole. 

In one day the County Recorder re- 
ceived for filing eighty oil locations of 
lands in the Hernandez section of San 
Benito county. 

Several parties interested in prospect 
work at Coalinga are erecting a derrick 
and men's quarters near Sargent's 
Station in San Juan. 

Surveys have been made and leases 
filed for several companies operating 
near San Juan and two more derricks 
will go up by the first of the year. 



of 



SANTA BARBARA. 

The Diamond Star Oil company 
Summerland is drilling on its No. 12. 

Curtis and Wilkins have commenced 
to drill at Casitas pass and are down 100 
feet. 

The Sea Cliff has finished three wells 
in the Summerland field the past month, 
and is now drilling on Nos. 28 and 29 
and has a rig up for No. 30. 
I The Southern Consolidated Oil com- 




GRAY; 
GANDER 

Special Attention 

Special itteiitioiii-iCille.lt) the l)-v- 
tion of its properties. 

Value of iuvesttneiit can be estimated 
from the following; 

Office Pacific Coast Underwriting Company, | 

504 Parrott Building, >■ 

San Francisco, Cal., August 8, 1900 J 

We hereby certify that we have underwrttieu 
the stock of the Gray Gander Oil Company 
and the advantages are as follows: 

1st The stock is fully paid and non-assessable. 

2nd The buyers are guaranteed DOIUR for 
DOLLAR of all money invested in this stock. 

3rd The stock is preferred, 

4th We will loan from 40 to 50 per cent of the 
par value to the holders of this stock at any 

ime. 

5th The bonds used to guarantee the stock 
are obtained in this city and can be easily in 
stigated, 

E.'-D COOLEY, President, 
\V. B. BURROWS, Secretary. 





Oil Comp'ny 

Incorporated under the laws of South 
V ■'-""; Dakota June 21. 1900. 

; Capital stock 200,000 shares; pa_ 
; value fi each, Treasury stock 100, 000 
! shares; sold with guarantee for de \ v 
-: opment purposes. 

OFFICERS 

President O. B. PHELPS 

••! Vice-President J. L.DOBLE 

jni Secretary G. F. ABBOTT 

I :j Write or call at office 330 Pine street 

"H Rooms 44 and 45, for special induce 
meats for short time 







panr :• «n|| fishing in i'.« well on the 
Higgins place near Carpcnteria 

The Oxnard Oil company at Summer- 
land finished Nos. 14 and 15 recently 
and is drilling on I 1- 

Thc Santa llarl..ir.i I 
finished it- wharf it Sumtncriani 
building three rigs, when drill 

The Wei 

well <>n the t'arrcaga ranch ii 

feet nn.l 1- 

vand. 

SH \ 

Bitumen float 

keddme. in .il.un d 

tSaeaament I 11 tin- 

membeiaol the Redding Oil company, 

ire ■ qoartei aw turn in addil 
the eighl id] held. 

NTUKA. 

Applications for dissolution ..I incor 
pontioD have been made bv the Lion 
Oil and Asphalt coiupenv and the Sun 
Antonia Oil oompanj . 

Twenty-two thousand dollars is the 
consideratiorj reported given l>\ a 
Loa Angeles organization, headed by W. 
M. Holway, for :■;" acres oil land near 
Ptru. 

The Palo Solo Oil company, which 
drilled a failure on the I'irn field, has de 
cided not to continue mirk in that lo- 
cality, but will make a try in the Whit- 
tier field, where a rig is now up. 

The Buckhoru Oil and Transportation 
company has just completed its No. 10, 
which is said to be good for over 100 
barrels a day. 



The 

of tools in 1 m. 

Th' an is down - 

the ShielU | 

Thi 

<ork in Brra Caa 

The 1 -own King 1 ..iiiimik 
■ well. 

Kcl 

. snd has some od The 

The lleri. 

ft et at the present time. The 
iny is pulling up 

It w • ck that tin 

Ike in 
11 It has developed sinci 
then that oulv htt and. 

The Bad I'iru Company his had much 
bad luck with its first well, but are now 
making good progress. Harper ,\ 
noids hare charge "f the operatioi 
this compani 

The Ramona oil Company, which is 
operating near Pirn, and is nndei the 
supervision of Mr. Jeffries, has a show- 
ing of oil and gas and there is ever] 

indication of a line well. 

The Santa Pe is making active prep 
rations for h great increase in the de- 
velopment of its territory near Fnllerton. 
Ten new wells will he started on im- 
mediately and fifty additional men put 
10 work. 

On the beach, above Ventura, th e 
Taylor Ranch Oil Company is down 
560 feet. W. G. Adams, who is one o 
the most interested in the company, be- 
lieves that oil will be found in a short 
time. 



Tb« 

I ill the I 
I In well ,> and 

when tin strike a 
rt in the p 
drilled still farth. ( the 

n present in 

bis will I . well in the 

The South r nj is 

•ic*t I'llll 

where the company b 1 

nig wells. 1 in the Dunn pi 
pan) has n s t,,M wej| down in 

riu fust will ol nj on 

the Chaffei 

feet. Men well posted seem to think 
thai a strike vv.ll be made heie 111 a short 
rime, Mr. 1., P. Guibi rs..n 1. 
the work on the Chaffee 

The Argonaut Oil Companj lias .lis. 
posed Of ils lease of the norlh half of the 

Taylor ranch to a number of Los Angeles 

and Riverside parties [mil it is evident 

thai something will be done In 

time. The interested parties will a 

incorporate and push the work of develop 
incut. Win. (',. Blewett of the Hroi> 
Savings Association of I-os Angeles and 

I W. S. Collins, a Riverside Capitalist, are 
numbered in the new company. 

The "Oil Era" speaks of a new Ven- 
tura county field as follows: " Abont 
eight miles northwest of Fillmore, in the 
upper part of the Big Sespe Canyon, I 



new 

mil Land 
which 

holdings ,,i David c. Cook in thi 

lopinents in lis ,> 1 u-i i 

nig of I mis 
has b,cn s,-i ,,t work and li\ 

ol the 
nid one half miles from 
il I'irn in the I'. in Rivei 
v an; 



Cost of Mineral Locations. 

lining the liisi ol next month, the 

1 -lull ll plaiting and otllei 

mi 61 Press " .si 
claim, I30; for placet claim, (35; f,,, 
nilllsitc, f3o: for millsile included in 

survey with a lode claim, <is: for each 
lode claim within and included in the 
survey of a placer claim, f 15; for several 
lode locations included ill one survev. 

the first location named, fy<: all otbei 

ins included, each fio; for several 

placer locations included in one survev. 
the first location named, S35; all othei 
locations included, each }.•=,: for affii 
of 1500 expenditure of improvements 

after approval of survev, f.v Should an 
amended order issue, an additional de- 
posit will be required, 




IilflCOli^ Qlli COMPANY 



J, H. EDSON, Secretary and Manager 

Central Bank Building, 



Oakland, Cal, 






Expert's Report. 



San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 25, 1900 
The Lincoln Oil Co. — Gentlemen— 1 
have made an examination of the prop- 
erty owned by your company, to wit: the 
southwest quarter of the northeast quar- 
ter of section 14, township 28 south, range 
27 east, M. D. B. & M. 

From the exhibit of frequent OUT- 
CROPS of OIL SAND, PRIMARY 
SHALES, etc., on this property, I have 
no hesitancy in saying that your property 
lies within the prolific table oil belt run- 
ning west of north, through the Kern 
River District, and I am satisfied from in 
dubitable surface indications that wells 
drilled on this property should be prolific 
yielders of oil tunning over 15 degrees 
Baume. — an ideal fuel oil. 

Very sincerely yours 

M. M. OGDEN 
Field Expert Producers' Oil Exchange, 
San Francisco,Cal. 



Lincoln Oil Company 

The LINCOLN OIL COMPANY is coming to the front. They 
1 spurt a ready sale of the first issue of Treasury Stock, 4500 shares 
being purchased by one party last week. With plenty of funds now 
in the Treasury, and with their business entrusted to enterprising 
men, the stockholders can be assured of the rapid development of the 
company. Investors will do well to secure some of the remaining 
shares of their first issue at 25 cents. The next will sell for twice that 
amount. 

STOCK UNDERWRITTEN 

OFFICE 

Pacific Coast Underwriting Company 

504 PAPROTT BUILDING 

S. F., Cal., Sept. 20, 1900. 
We hereby certify that we have underwritten the 'stock of the 
"Lincoln Oil Company "and the advantages are as follows: 
1st. The stock is fully paid and non-assessable. 
2nd. The buyers are guaranteed doular for uor.i. ii of the 
money invested in this stock. 
3rd. The stock isprered. 

4th. We will loan from 40 to 50 per cent of the par value to the 
holders of this stock at any time. 

5th. The bonds used to guarantee the stock are obtained in this 
city and can be easily investigated. 

E. D. COLEY, President. 
W. B. BURROWS, Secretary. 



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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



OIL DIRECTORY. 



Leading Companies Now Operat- 
ing in California. 



ALMOTA Oil, MINING CQMPANY. Incor- 
porated July 14, 1900. Capital, $250,000. Num- 
ber or shares, 250,000. Land, 160 acres in the Mc- 
Klttrick district, Kern county. Officers and direct- 
ors— C. Hunsaker, president, P. S. Montague, vice- 
president, E. D. Dement, secretary and treasurer, 
John T. Washington, S. Hallo well. Depository, 
Anglo-Californian Bank. Office, 4^6 Parrott build- 
ing, San Francisco. Telephone, South 795. Shares 
•25 cents. Raised December 1st to 50 cents. Agents 
wanted. 



A MERICAN FUEL OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1 

Location Los Angeles county. 

Officers and Directors, Geo. Easton, president; 
Geo. W Henderson, vice-president; W L Valen- 
tine, secretary; George D Easton, Leon Phipps. 
Office 638 Market street San Francisco. 

"DUCKHORNOIL & TRANSPORTATION 00. 

Capital $200,000 

20,000 shares at $10 

Location. Ventura county, 150 acres two miles 
south of Buckhorn. 

Officers- Martin I W Smith, president; Wor- 
thington Ames, secretary; F L Forreston, AM 
Allen and George B Merrill. . 

Office; 801 Montgomery street, San Francisco. 



B 



ACHELORS' OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location, 1460 acres Bakersfield and Sunset. 

Officers: S F Barstow, president: W I Pixley. 
1st vice president; Tyree A Bell, 2dvice-presidec.t; 
Ambrose Harris, secretary: H L Gear, attorney; 
Gerruania' Trust Co., treasurer. 

Office, 612 Examiner Building. 



B 



EAR STATE OIL CO. 



Capital. $200,000 

Locaion, Fresno - county. 

Officers— Chas. Qwens, president; S. Aspland 
secretary; Geo. Buecker, treasurer; P. B. Nagle 
attorney. ■ 

Office, 916 Market st., room si. 



B 



ONITAOILCO. 



Capital $500,000 

200,000 shares at $2.50. 

Location: 160 acres in Sunset district, Kern 
county. 

Officers and Directors— O B Burns, president; 
WmE Stevens, vice-president; F J Brugiere, sec- 
retary and treasurer; Samuel Hubbard, J F Mc- 
Carthy, G G Kenny. ■ 

Office: 807 Claus Spreckels building, San Fran- 

sco, Cal. 

/CALIFORNIA ROCK-OIL COMPANY, 

Capital. 1,000,000 shares 

Par value, $1.00. 

Location: 80 acres in section 28, Coalinga district, 
Fresno county, and 700 acres in Big Panoche dis- 
trict, San Benito county. 

Officers and Directors : Duncan Hayne, presi- 
dent; William Craig, vice-president; Victor F 
Seawell, secretary; Union Trust Company, Depos- 
itory; W C Herbert, H G Stevenson, D T C Per- 
kins, M E Stanford. 

Office: 616 Hearst building, San Francisco, Cal 



CALIFORNIA OIL AND GAS CO. 

Capitalization $2,000,000 

200,000 snares at $10. 

Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. Stock 
non -assessable. 

Location, Fresno county ; section 13, townsip 19 
south, range 14 east, and sections 9, 15, 19, 21, 27 
and 29, township 19 south, range 15 east. M D B 
andM. 

Officers: W H H Hart, president; R J Davis 
ecretary ; W M Graham, H J Umbsen, D E Hayes 
nd W H Snedaker- 
Office: 149 Crocker Bldg., San Francisco. 



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RAY GANDER OIL CO. 



Capital $200 . > ■ 1 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location: Section 7 , 28-28, section 10, 28-27, sec- 
tion 22, 28-27, Kern county. 

Officers — O B Phelps, president; J L Doble, vice- 
president; G F Abbott, secretary; Safe Deposit 
and Trust Co., treasurer. 

Directort— O B Phelps, J L Doble, G F Abbott, 
T M Anton, J E Morris. 

Office,— 330 Pine street, San Francisco. 



{>REAT NORTHERN OIL CO. 

Capital $600,000 

600 000 shares at $1. 
Location: The N^ of the NK of the SHU Sec. 

22, and the SJ4 of the S% of the SE T /£ Sec. 22, T 

19 S., R. 15 E., Oil City, Coalinga district, Fresno 

county. 
Own 80 acres in the Coalinga district, Fresno - 

county. 
Officers: Hon. W. J. Westerfield, president; W, 
B Dennison, secretary and treasurer. 
Office: 783 Market street. San Francisco. 



{JUINDA OIL COMPANY. 

Capital $20,000 

200 shares at $100 each. 

Location: 160 acres in Colusa county, section 34 
township 13 north, range 3 west, M D M, on Salt 
Creek; also 1300 acres of leased lands in various 
sections in Colusa and Yolo counties . 

Officers: H L Swain, president; D H Goodrich 
vice-president; A J Stratton, treasurer; FFMP.1 1 
cells, secretary; W D Reynolds, G H Jackson 



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S P TS OIL LAND AND DEV. COMPANY 



Capital $600,000 

par value $2. 

Location: 600 acres in the Sunset and McKit- 
trick districts, partly in Keru and partly in San 
Luis Obispo county. 

Officers and directors: J S Potts, M D, presi- 
dent; Gavin McNab, vice-president; J B Hatcher, 
secretary; J A Logan, treasurer; D W Burchard, 
counselor. 

Crocker-Woolworth N tional Bank, depository 

Office: 1016 Market street, S.\n Fraticisco, Ca 



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ETTLEMAN HILLS PETROLEUM CO. 



QRAND PACIFIC Oily CO. 

Capital & 1,500,090 

1,500,000 shares at $1 each. 

Location: 160 acres in Sunset district Kern 
county; 160 acres in McKittrict Kern county; 80 
acres in Contra Costa county; 1280 acres in Coal- 
inga district, Fresno county; 640 acres in Kettle- 
man district, Kings countv. 

Officers— A G Deardorff president; J M Merrill 
vice-president; John Choice, secretary; Wells- 
Fargo Bank, depository; F A Berlin, attorney; 
Franklin Person, superintendent agencies. 

Office: Rooms 412, 413 414 Parrott Building, San 
Francisco. 

T E Pollock, Arizona representative, president 
Arizona Central Bank, Flagstaff, Arizona 



Capital $200,000. 

200,000 shares at ft. 

Location: NW& Sec. 15, Twp. 23 S., R. 18 E., 
Kings county, 160 acres in Kettleman Hills dis- 
trict. 

Officers— Chas C Crowley, president; John Fer- 
rin, vice-president; Frank C Fabens, secretary 
and treasurer; Frank P Kelly, attorney; Chas W 
Nelson, D Holland, WrnJ O'Connor. Depository, 
Union Trust Co. 

San Francisco office— Room 53. Thurlow block, 
126 Kearny st. 

Chicago office— Marquette bldg; J S Purdy, agt. 

Member of the California Petroleum Miners' As- 
sociation. 



LION OIL COMPANY. Iucrporated under the 
laws of Arizona. Capitao$jOO,ooo. Number 
of shares, 500,000. Land, 80 acres in Sunset dis- 
trict. Directors — Dr. A. S. Cook, M. F. Cochrane 
ID. S. Stanley, F. F. Weed, T. M. Gardiner, I J 
Truman, Jr., P. F. Betts. Officers— Dr.A.S. Cook, 
president, M. F. Cochrane first vise. president, D. 
S. Stanley, second vice-president, F. F.Weed, sec- 
retary, T. M. Gardiner, treasurer. Office, 927 
Market street (Emma Spaeckels building), Room 
316, San Fraucisco. 



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ADERA CR UDE OIL CO 



Capital $100,000 

100. oco shares at $1. 

Location, NEK section 29. and NE# section 35, 
township 11, north, range 24, west, S B B and M, 
Sunset district 

Officers and Directors: W C Tighe, president; 
Joe Bancroft, vice-president; J L Ragesdale, 
treasurer; J E Chapin, secretary; WWW Hun- 
ter; J N Goode, W A Waddell. 

Office: Masonic Temple Building, Madera, C 



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Great American | 

Oil & Development Co- I 



M. C. Nunan 
D. H. Mosteller 
M. L. Culver 
C. W. Duffie • 
Daniel Meyer 
Frank Severio, 



OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS 



J, I,. Geary, Jr. 



J. F. Harris, 



President 

Vice-President 

Secretary 

' - Manager 

Treasurer 

F. H. Allen 



W. H. Davis 



COMMONWEALTH OIL COMPANY. Capita 
stock only $roo,ooo. Shares 1$ each. 
This company owns 320 acres of oil land, in the 
famous Kern River district, 32, 26-28. Owns its 
etire nrig outfit of machinery, tools, derrick, en- 
gines, houses, tanks and wagons. Everything 
paid for and not a penny of debt. Only a limited 
amount of stock for sale. Robert Mills, presi- 
dent; G. B. Hoagland, M. D., vice-president; R. 
F. Fullington. superintendent; Chas Conklin 
secretary. 667 Market street. San Fiancisco, Cal. 



/"CYGNET PETROLEUM CO. 

Capital $150,000 

50,000 shares at $3. 
Location — Fresno county. 

Directors— Chas. L Fair, J. C. B. Hebbard, G has 
J. Heggerty, Chas. A. Lee, John C. McElroy. 
'Office — 561 Parrott Building. 
Tel.— South 184. 



CALIFORNIA MUTUAL OIL COMPANY. 

Capital, $500,000; 500,000 shares at $1 . Location 
NJ^ofNE^, S28T28. R28 E, Kern Kiver Dis 
trictj'NE U S 12, T 27, P. 26 E, Poso District 
Kern county; RanchoLa Purissima, Lompoc Dis- 
trict, Santa Barbara County. Offiers— John H 
Wise, President; Wm. H Busch, Vice President; | 
Arthur B Price, Supt; Depository, Wells, Fargo 
& Co's Bank; E A Kluegel, Secretary. Office, No 
212 Sansome street, San Francisco, Cal. Tele- 
phone, Main 683 Stock selling at par 

■EQUITABLE OIL CO. 

Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5. 

Locat,ou: Kern county: Southwest U of section 

township 25 south, range 17 east, M D M. 

Officers: Chas Bone, president; J H Sayre, sec- 
retary; Eugene de Sabla, M A Christesen and R 
C Atkins. 

Office: 405 Montgomery street, room 5. 

FAMOSA OIL & INVESTMENT COMPANY 
Incorporated August 22 1900, under the laws 
of South Dakota. Capital, $350,000. Nunber of 
shares, 350,000. Land, 320 acres — 160 acres in 
Kern River district, 160 acres in Sunset district. 
All stock guaranteed by the Pacific Coast Under- 
writers' Association. Officers— President, John P 
Albro, San Francisco, vice-president, A J Muntou, 
San Francisco, secretary, T A Shepard, Oakland, 
general manager, S D Miner, Oakland, treasurer, 
Germauia Loan & Trust Company. Directors--- 
John P Albro, A J Muuton, T A Shepard, S D 
-Miner, Capt E F Whitney, Frank Du Bois. Office 
393 Parrott buildinp, San Francisco. 



The Great American is now putting up a standard 
rig and drilling will commence just as scon as the 
machinery can be put in place. The company has 
ample funds in its treasury to complete its first well and 
in view of this fact the directors have decided to in- 
crease the price of stock from 15c to 30c per share on 
Dec. 15, 1900. All .orders received up to and including 
that date will be issued at the 15c rate. 

MOSTELLER & ALLEN, Gen'l. Agts 

565-566 Parrott Bldg. San Francisco 






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TTERCULES Oil CO. 

Capital $100,000, 100,000 shares at $1,00 

Location SWU of section 4, township 23 S, R 
16 E, Fresno county in the Kreyenhagen District. 
Directors— Rudolph Mohr, Jno. F. Seymour. Fred 
P. Plagemann, Leo Ponkwitz, Adolph Loesbach 
Office— 39 Flood Bldg 



TNTER NOS OIL & DEVELOPMENT CO 

Capital $400,000 

400,000 shares at $1 par value. 

Location: 410 acres in different sections of the 
McKittrick and Sunset districts in Kern county. 

Officers and Directors— M C Nunau, president; 
A M Cox, vice president; J F Harris, treasurer; M 
L Culver, secretary; C W Duffie, superintendent 
of construction; Andrew Christensen, Jas A Wil- 
son, Frank Serveria, C M Culver. 

Office: Rooms 39 and 40, Crocker building, San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Office hours from 10 a m to4pm, 



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ONTEREY OIL DEVELOPMENT CO. 



Capital $i, 000,00 

1,000,000 shares at $1 each. 

Location of lands: Coaling;! oil fields, Fresno 
county, 160 acres; Panoche oil fields, San Benito 
county, 160 acres; Monterey county oil belt, 428c 
acrei 

Officers: Dr J L Roberts, president; J B S Malt- 
by, vice-president; J F Moore, secretary; D J 
Houghton, treasurer; Bank of Monterey, deposi- 
tory. 

Office at Monterey City, Cal. 



INDEPENDENCE OIL CO. 

Capital $600,00- 

600, coo shares at $1 . 

Location: Oil City, on the SW^ of the NHU of 
Sec, 28, T. 19 S.,R. 15 E., Fresno county, and 
within a half mile of the famous Section 20. 

Officers: W C Herbert, president; L L Nelson, 
vice-president; Duncan Hayne, William Craig, 
Dr J S Potts, Brewton A Hayue, secretary; Union 
rust Comp any, treasurer and depository, 
Office: Room 435 Parrott Building, S. F. 



MOUNT SHASTA OIL AND DEVHLOP 
ment Company. Incorporated J uly 10. 1900 
Capital $250,000; Number of shares, 250,000. 
Lands, 1120 acres— 650 in Shasta county, 50 in 
Colusa County, 200 in Napa county and 220 in 
Yolo county. Officers— President Thos. A. Fiu- 
uel, vice-president S B de Silva, treasurer Ed. 
win K Lawson; secretary, Dr, F. Plymire Di- 
rectors — W A Harvey, M. D., Edwin R Lawsou- 
Dr. F A Plymire, Highland F. Pinnell, D. B, 
Plymire, M. D. Office, room 44, 6 Eddy street, 
St. Ann's Building, San Francisco. Telephone 
Red, 5321. Adolphus E. Graupner, attorney for 
company. 



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L N T OIL COMPANY. 



Capital stock $500,000 

500,000 shares, par value, $1 per share. 
Location: 320 acres in the Great Coilinga Dis- 
trict. The land is described as the WJ£ ot section 
3, township 19, south, range 14 east, M D B and M 
ofHes, 552 Parrott building, San Fraucisco, Cal 



OHIO OIL COMPANY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Capital stock 300,000— $1 each. This com- 
pany owns and controls 320 acres in the Fresno- 
San Benito district, and 800 acres in Contra Costa 
couoty. Officers and directors— B F McKinley 
president; W H Russell, vice-president C C 
G leaves, secretary and mauager; Columbian Bank- 
ing company, treasury; W E Ainamm, general 
suerinteudent; D P Kellogg; E A Gilbert A p 
Shepard, directors. Office— 606 Hearst (Examiner 
Building, San Fraucisco. \ 



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CEANSIDE OIL COMPANYOF ARIZOA. 



Capital $375.ooo 

375,000 shares at $100 each . 

Location ; 4070 acres 4 miles SE of Oceanside 
San Diego county, Cal.; 280 acres in the Newhall 
district. 

Officers and Directors; F Irwin Herron, presi- 
dent; D H Eldred, vice-president; S L Graham, 
treasurer; R E Small, Honorable Ben Goodrich, 
J Hamilton Thurston, J W Lincoln, J B Batz, 
Thomas Hughes, Douglas Garden, J A Tulip. 

Office--203 Henne block, 122 West Third street, 
Los Angeles, Cal. 

OCCIDENTAL OIL CO. 
OF WEST VIRGINIA 

Capital stock 600.000 shares par value, $1.00." 

Officers: Win. Crites, president: F. M. Graham, 
vice-president; J B. Batz, treasurer; C. E. Hail- 
stone, secretary; T. L, Moran, manager; Keiu 
Valley Bank, Cal. Depository. 
M. R. Goldberg, 4S3 Ninth street Oakland, Cal 



OCCIDENTAL OIL COMPANR 
OF WEST VIRGINIA. 

Capitpl stock, 600,000 shares par value, $1. 00 

Officers— Wm. Crites, president; F. M. Graham, 
vice-president; J, B. Batz, treasurer; C. E. Hail- 
stone, secretary; T. L. Moran, manager; Kern 
Valley Bank, Cal., depository. 

Mnstellar & Allen, San Francisco Agents, 346 
Parrott Bldg. Telephone, Jessie 1683, 



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Rl-tNTAL OIL COMPAN\. 



Capital , $100,00 

100,000 shares at $1. 

Location: SHU Sec. 26, Twp. 23 S., R. 17 E., 
Kings county, Kreyenhagen Oil District. 

Officers: L B McMurtry, president; H H Har- 
low, vice-president; E W Kay, seretary and man- 
ager 

Office. Room 506 Pa rott Bldg., San Francisco 



"DETROLEUM CENTER 01 o CO 

Capital $500,000 

500.000 shares at $1.00 

Incorporated. October 18, 1899. 

Land, 540 acres in Kern River District. 

Directors and officers— President and Treasurer, 
H Van Bergen, Vice-Pesident, Samuel Richmond, 
Secretary, G. S. Clark, M. J. McGarry of Los 
Angeles, Wm. Hanson, Jas H Borland, 

Office— Room 29, Third floor, Mills building, San 
Francisco.. 



pOINT RICHM OND OIL COMPANY.- 

Incorporated August 7, 1900 Capital $100,000 
Number of shares 100,000 Land in Contra Costa 
County Officers and directors — President, Henry 
B Russ, capitalist; Vice President, J C Martin, 
road foreman of engines S P R R Co. Treasurer, 
I W Taber, President Taber Photo Co, Secretary, 
Arthur Wheeler, attorney S D Woods, member 
of Congress for Second District, Stockton. A Kel- 
ler, agent SPR RCo, Alameda Point. J O Denny, 
j ournalist , San F rancisco. Office, room 41.fi fth 
floor, Mills Building, San Francisco, Telephone, 
Main 1765. 



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EX CRUDE OIL COMPANY 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5 

Location, Los Angeles county. 

Officers and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- 
dent; Wendell Easton vice-president; W S 
Armstrong, secretary; F W Sumner, E W Run- 
yon, George W Henderson, H F Bulwer, Geo. 
Easton, J L Rathbaue, C S Benedict. 

Office: 638 Market street. San Francisco Cal. 



SECTION STX OIL COMPANY. Incorporated 
under the laws of Arizona (non-assessable). 
Capital, $300,000. Number of shares, 300,000, 
Land, 750 acres in Poso creek and Kettleman dis- 
ti icts, Keru county. Officers and Directors— H 
Lacy, president, San Francisco; W H Shafer, C E. 
first vice-president, Selma; Tyree A Bell, second 
vice-president, Fresno; Ambrose Harris, secre- 
tary, San Francisco; W T Baggett and H L Gear, 
attorneys, San Francisco, M Boehm, W H East 
man, D G Dexter, Dr J E de S Bettencourt, San 
Francisco, Germauia Trust Company, treasurer, 
Hon C H Acres, Arizona representative. Offices, 
611, 612, 613 Hearst building, San Frcucisco. 



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AN ARDO CONSOLIDATED OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location: San Ardo district, Monterey county 
320 acres, towships 22 S., range 9 E-. and 22 S. 
range 10 E. 

Officers and Directors— President, G. W. Fletch- 
er, vice-president, J. S. Foulds, treasurer, B. A. 
Worthington. H. J. Small, E. E. Wade, A. W. 
Colver, E. C. Newell. 

Office — Room 9, second floor. Mills building, San 

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Capital $500,000 

500,000 shares, nar vaiue, $1. 

Location: Panoche District, San Benito county 
California, 640 acres east half section 12, township 
15 south, range 11 east; west half section 7, town 
snip 15 south, range 10, east. 

Officers and Directors — H WConkliug,presi- 
der** Allen Brant, vice-president; D A Porter, 
seciv_„iry; C A Bothwell, treasurer; J C Conkling 
S H Langford, J C Griffith and C H Field. 

Brant and Brown, attorneys. 

Office : Room 1, 85 S First st., San Jose, Cal. 



COLANO OIL AND DEVELOPMENT CO. 

Incorporated under the laws of the state of Ari- 
zona, October 3, 1900. 

Capital stock, 200,000 shares, valued at $1 per 
share, or $200,000. 

Location: 1200 acres in Solano county, Califor- 
nia, three miles from Vallejo and within two 
miles of San Francisco Bay. 

Officers: I. Freeman, president; Max Kahn, 
vice-president; M. M. Kahn, secretary, Hugo D. 
Newhouse, attorney. 

Depository: First National Bank of San Fran- 
cisco. 

Safe Deposit Vaults, Union Trust company, San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Directors, E. Pander, M. M. Kahn, Max Kahn, 
W. D. Newhouse, B. Heyman, Arizona Repre- 
sentative, I Freeman. Office, 1327 and, 1329 Mar- 
ket street, San Francisco. 



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URETY OIL COMPANY. 



Capital $600, 000 

600,000 shares par value $1.00 each. 

Location, 240 acres in section 20 and 29 T 3 N R 
16 W, S B M. Los Angeles County, Calif. 

Olficers, M. Esternaux. President, Geo. Greely 
King, Vice-President, T. H. Pearne, Secretary. 
D. A. Thieme, M. C. White. 

Farmers and Merchants Banks, depository. 

Office, 102 Henne Block, Los Angeles, Calif. 



f\ REAL NORTHERN OIL CO. OF OAKLAND 

Capital • $250,000 

250,000 shares at $1 

125,600 shares of treasury stock. 

Location ot property, Gleuu County, Calif,, 2,200 

acres, near Elk Creek, in Stoney Creek Mineral 

district. 

Officers, B F Arnold, Presidout, Geo A Gray, 
Secretary. 
Office, 476 Tenth street, Oafclaa d, 



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$300,000. 
Par value, Ji per share. 
Location: 3*0 acres in Kern River District. 160 
acres in section 27. 11-^1 Sunset district, Dl 
gelt & Jewett wells, no acre 2$, 11-24. 

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Capital $500,000 

too.ooo shares at $>. 

Location: 8jo acres in HumtcMt county. 

Officers: Claus Kroeger president; AF Coffin 
vice-president; H C Tilden, E L Dow, N H Eaton 
L F Swain, secretary. 

Office: 327 Pine street, San Frandso, Cal. 
Telephone — Main 671 



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And everything needed to drill and operate 

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V7*OTJKN CRUDE OIL CO. 

Capital $250,00 

100,000 shares at $2. so 

Location, Los Angeles couti.j . 

Officers and directors: Henry I Cocker, pres 
i dent; Wendell Eastou, vice-president; W S Arm- 
ytrong. secretary; J L Rathbone, E W Run- 
son. C S Benedict, Geo. Easton, Juo F Merrill, F- 
W Sumner and Geo W Henderson. 

Office 638 Market street, San Francisco. 

"Y" OSEMIT E OIL COMPANY 

Capital $200,000 

100,000 shares at $2 . 00 

5032 acres located in Kren River, McKittrick 
and Colinga Oil District 

Officers : A B Capp, President; H GStabb vice- 
president W W Camron secretary, W E Beck 
Treasurer, Crocier-woolworth Bank, depository, 

Directors, Jas G Maguire. J F Sheehau. *Judsdn 
Davis, O E Hotchkiss 

Office— Room 23 Crocker Bldg., San Francisco. 



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Forty to one hundred acres of free 
land given for development. 

Address 364 Parrott Building 

San Francisco. 
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Point Richmond Oil Co. 



Capital Stock $100,000 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 

Henry B. Russ, president, capitalist 
San Francisco; J. C. Martin, vice-pres, 
dent, road forernan of engines, S. P. Co. 
San Francisoo; I. W. Taber, treasurer, 
president Taber Photo Co., San Fran- 
cisco; A. Keller, director, agent S. P. 
Co., Alameda Point; J. O. Denny, di- 
rector, journalist, San Francisco; S. U. 
Woods, attorney, member of Congress 
for Second District, California; Arthur 
Wheeler, secretary. 

This co 111 p any is capitalized with, less 
shares than any other company in Contra 
Costa county. 

Stock 50 cents per share. 

No assessments. Small capital stock. 
Guaranteed advance in price. 

Controlled by well-known men. 

Our property is close to the city and 
can easily be seen. It is declared by 
experts to be as fine as any in the State 

Strong ccmpanies are drilling on each 
side of us. Send for prospectus. 




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for Storing 

OIL 



30,000 Gal. Size 20-2^x14 feet high. 



y^ The Excelsior Redwood Comp ,; y # 

Fourth and Channel Sts. San Francisco. Manuf rs and dealers in dumber and House Kmis 

C. A. HOOPER & CO., Agents 
204 Front street, - - San Francisco 



Member 
California Petroleum 
Miners' Association 

TBE FLASHLIGHT 

Oil Company 



I When you want to swear go to 

LEE D. CRAIG 

Notary Public and 
Commissioner of Deeds 
16 Montgomery St, 

bet. Califorcia 

and Pine, San Francisco. 



1200 acres in Coalinga District 
Offers excellent opportunity for , . ., , _ 
rapid advance in stocks bought j A bpIenCllCl OppOrtUfllty 
now in at bed rock price. Shares 
now selling at 20 cents will surely 
be worth $1 00 insideof six months; 

agent wanted in each city in the For Investment 

State. Write for prospectus, for 
particulars, etc. 



Fulton Engine Works 



Los Angeles, 



California 



Oil Well Tools and Machinery. 

Postoffice Box No. 296— Station C. Telephone, Main 661. 



Lacy Manufacturing Company 



Manufacturers of 




Steel Water Pipe 
General Sheet 
Iron Works 



OIL STORAGE & WAGON TANKS 



Oil Well Casiug Oil Stills 

Works: Cor. New Main and Date streets. P. O. Box 231. 

Telephone, Main 196. Baker Block. Station C 

Office, 334 North Main Street, Los Angeles. Cal. 



INTER NOS 

Oil and Development Company 

Rooms 39 & 40 Crocker Building 

Junction of Post and Market Incorporated under laws of Arizona 



Positively Nonassessable. Capital Stock, $400,000 



Now Drilling. 

THE BAY CITY OIL COMPANY, 

Is now drilling on its lauds in 
Midway .District, K. n County. 

Circulars and maps sent ou request. 



Bay City Oil Company 



321 Safe Deposit Building, Sau Francisco 
Geo. W. Turner. President. 
E N .Sewell, Secretary, 



Mi Diablo Oil Company 



In section 30, 28-28, Kern River 
District. Has one good pro- 
ducing well and the second well 
is nearly finished. Price of 
stock $1 per share. 

We also have for sale or lease any 
part of section 26, township 32 
, south, range 23 east, Sunset 
District, on reasonable terms. 

Room 625 Laughlin Bldg. 

Los Angles, Cai,. 



Officers — Matthew C. Nunan, President; A. M. Cox, Vice-pres- 
ident; John F. Harris, treasurer; M. L. Culver, secretary; C, W. 
Duffie, Manager; Hugo D. Newhouse, Attorney; Daniel Meyer, 
Depository. 

A limited amount of treasury stock will be sold at 25 cents per 
share. Lands of the company are in Sunset, McKittrick and Tem- 
blor Districts, comprising 410 acres. Will commence boring at once 
on section 9, 32 south, range 23 east, M. D. B. & M., situated in the 
very center of oil-producing wells. This stock sale is a SNAP, as oper- 
ations begin at once. Work will progress as rapidly as possible. Do 
not wait to be solicited for this stock as it is not a speculation, but a 
sound investment. For further information apply or address 

Brust & Byrne, General Agents, 



Rooms 39 and 40 Crocker Building 



San Francisco 



Telephone, Maid 296. 



Stock of this company will advance to 50 cents per share on or 
ut the 15th of December, and you want a A 1 investment call 
or address Messrs. BYRNE & BRUST. 

J,E BEE1TW1SER, Inventor RISDON IRON WORKS Builders 
San Francisco, Cal. 



NEW RAPID HYDRAULIC ROTARY and WALKING BEAM 
combination rigs. 

NEW STYLE STANDARD RIGS with all iron sprocket belts an 
rope drums. 

NEW MULTIPLE PUMPING PLANT, with separate strokes 
each well. 

HYDRAULIC CLEANING AND FISHING OUTFITS. 

FUEL OIL FOR SALE. 



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VENTURA COUNTY. 

Historic Interest of the Pioneer Oil Field of 
the State. 






;i has a record of 16,000 The II company of Los 

moots as its maximum Angeles lias several producing 
production, [n Adam's Canyon the 
Union lias si\ wells, and there are 
three more in Saltmarsh, producing 



altogether about 1000 barrels a 



Present Development «nd PatOTC PTOOPCCta It- To- 

pographj and Geology Illustrated. 



wells on the hillside north of 

Santa Paula, and other companies 

are prospecting through the hills 

in all directions. Among them arc 

month This is the locality where the Capitol Oil company, formerly 

the famous wells No. 13 and No. the Kureka. shown in the illustra- 
situatcd. No 13 produced tion, producing a 20 dcg. gravity 
00 barrels in a year, and No. oil. The Fortune, Hopper, Sunset, 
pouted an enormous quantity and Bradley are small properties 
of Oil before it could be capped and whose oil is of a lowgravity. Their 
The history of the oil industry deg. gravity, is collected at Santa the oil saved. After flowing six- shipping station is Buckhorn. 
of California is closely identified Paula, where it is pumped from teen hundred barrels daily for six North of Piru the principal 
with Ventura county, the pioneer the great thirty thousand barrel months it suddenly ceased and is operator is the Modelo Co., whose 
field in oil development. The as. tanks to Ventura. The average now used as a gas well. South of territory extends about two miles 
phaltum deposits attracted atten- gravity of the pipe line product is the river are several good proper- ' north of Cook ranch. The Alcatraz 
tion at an early date, and as early 26 deg. At Ventura the oil is put tics. The Callegues, comprising Co., representing the Crocker in- 
as 1867. Col. Tom Scott, the well on tbe|company'ssteamer"I,oomis" ten wells, produce a lubricatingoil' terests. controls this property, 
known railroad man, got possess- and shipped to their refinery at of about i6deg. gravity. but at the | which has a finely equipped 



ion of a large amount of territory Oleum, located on the Alameda present time only a small quantity 

in Ventura county, but most of it side of San Francisco Bay. is obtained. The Bardsdale wells, 

did not turn out well for oil pur- The high gravity of the oil from j about 53 or 54 in tuimber, were 

poses. T. R. Bard, now I'. S.Sena- this country permits the distilla- 1 drilled since 1880, and turnout a 

ator, but then a young man just tion of illuminating oil and gaso-]good output of about 24 deg. 01 




Wells ofr Capitol Crude Oil Company. Typical Vetturaf-Oil Field. 



machine shop and field outfit. A 
remarkable feature of this outfit is 
the inclined plane on which is 
placed a tramway, with a rise of 
700 feet in 1700. This company 
has thirteen wells, but the produc- 
tion is light. Adjoining this on 
the Cook ranch are several light 
producers, but this property has 
been taken up by a Los Angeles 
company recently and work will 
be pushed vigoiously. 

Considerable prospect work is 
being done elsewhere in the 
county, particularly on the Taylor 
and Sexton ranchos near Ventura, 
in the neighborhood of Santa 
Paula, on the Ojai, and around 
Camulos. Still Ventura county 



attaining his majority, was select 
ed by Mr. Scott to look after his in- 
terests. About 1876 oil was found 
in several parts of Ventura county 
and a petroleum of fine quality and 
high gravity was found in Adams 
Canyon. This field and Torrey 
Canyon are the principal produc- 
ing sections of the county at the 
present time, and are operated b> 
the Union Oil Company. In 
Adams Canyon is the deepest oil 
well in California, recently aban- 
doned at a depth of over three 
thousand feet, but thi company 
has commenced work on a new 
well to go to a depth of four thou- 
sand feet if necessary. 

The high gravity of most of the 
oil of Ventura county has made a 
general pipe-line system practic- 
able, and the Union Oil Company 
has the handling of all the oil in 
the country except that from a few 
small wells in the Hopper Canyon 
neighborhood, which are not suit- 
able for piping. The amount of 
production is about thirty-five 
thousand barrels a month, handled 
through one hundred and fifty 
miles of pipe, distributed to Adams' 
canyon, Santa Paula canyon, 
Sespe, Bardsdale and Torrey can- 
yon. The oil at Callegues, which 
has a low gravity, has to be ship- 
ped byjrail. The remainder, which 
runs from fifteen to thirty-three 




Stream of Oil Flowing Down Canyon in Ventura County. 



line products and the residuum is 
available for fuel purposes. In 
the canyons north of Santa Paula 
are the four O'Hara wells, noted 
for being among the longest lived 
in the state; the Kentuck, also 
of historic interest, producing 
about fifteen hundred barrels 
a month, and the California 
Oil Company, an independen 
company which sells its output to 
the Union. East from this canyon 
are three good properties of the 
Union, — Tar Creek, 35 wells, not 
all producing; Four Forks, 16 wells, 
and Los Angeles, 10 wells, aggre- 
gating about 10,000 barrels per 
month production. TheTarCreek 



25 deg. gravity. The Torrey can- 
yon wells near Piru are the Union's 
most productive properties; of the 
forty-four wellsdrilled aboutthirty- 
five are productive, with an output 
of 600 or 700 barrels daily. Much 
activity is going on here, the com- 
pany keeping four strings of tools 
constantly running. 

While the Union operates its 
own properties for the most part 
in this county, it is also an oil 
buyer, and handles practically the 
whole output of the county. The 
practice cf the company is to buy 
oil at the market price, making 
deductions for pipage and storage, 
and market it for the producer. 



has a vast extent of undeveloped 
territory, and there is abundant 
opportunity for all who wish to 
do prospecting work in that locality, 
with the additional advantages of 
easy transportation and a ready 
market for the product. 

TOPOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY. 

The mountainous character of 
the surface of Ventura county 
gives the country a very different 
aspect from the level fields of the 
San Joaquin valley. The Santa 
Clara river flows in a westerly di- 
rection through the center of the 
county, and divides it laterally 
(Continued on page n.) 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



FUEL OIL IN RUSSIA 



Dr. Dvorkovitz, an Ex=Refiner, 

Discusses Liquid Fuel in the 

Petroleum Review. 

Twentj' years ago the use of oil for 
fuel was unknown in Russia. The 
residuum which remains after removing 
the illuminating oil by the refining pro- 
cess constitutes about 85 per cent, of the 
oil and there were many plans proposed 
to utilize this waste product for fuel. At 
the present time a furnace consisting of 
a simple combination of plates has been 
invented by Nobel, the dynamite expert, 
which gives an absolutely smokeless 
flame and is very efficient for the com- 
bustion of fuel oil but this is adapted 
only for stationary furnaces and not for 
locomotives or steamers. 

Liquid fuel has been used on the 
Caucasian railway in Russia since its 
opening in 1882. The first apparatus 
was an air-spray, but the steam jet was 
found to give better results and at the 
present time 40 per cent, of the Russian 
railway s use oil for fuel. 

It is the conclusion of some of the 
best engineers in this country that the 
apparatus using superheated steam and 
superheated oil in a furnace will give 
better results than the wet steam now so 
commonly employed, particularly as this 
economizes the waste heat and gives a 
greater heating efficiency with the same 
amount of fuel. 

In regard to the effect of oil on boilers 
it has been proven by statistics furnished 
by the Russian government that the life 
of a boiler is much longer when petro> 



leum is used as a fuel than with coal, as 
with liquid fuel the boiler is kept at a 
constant temperature. 



Work at Riverside. 

About four miles from Riverside, at a 
place called Box Springs, the Fullerton- 
Riverside Oil Co. has struck a hard flint 
rock formation, in which progress was 
very slow. It is expected that this for- 
mation will not be gone through for at 
least 200 feet, as tunnels dug in the 
neighborhood seem to point to this. 

Karth saturated with oil has been taken 
from the locality which will burn when 
lighted. The company, which is com- 
posed of business men of Fullerton, has 
the rig paid for and about $7,000 in the 
treasury and they have decided to sink 
the well at least 2000 feet if necessary to 
find oil. 



Competing With Coal. 

J. W. Harrison, a local broker, ' is 
authority for the statement that the ask- 
ing prices for British Columbia and 
Washington coal exclude all foreign im- 
ports, and are now gradually being regu- 
lated by the crude oil offerings, which 
have now become a' .disturbing element 
in establishing coal values. New wells 
are being developed as oil producers 
weekly, and outlets for their output 
must be created, which will mean a de- 
crease for a relative amount of coal. By 
this time next year, it will be a' query 
where to market our oil product, unless 
some foreign consumers may be found, 
as we cannot possibly utilize it all locally. 
If some methods for refining it may be 
devised, there would be no fear of over 
production. 



Oil on Carrisa Plains. 

The Carrisa plains are located in 
eastern San Luis Obispo county, in the 
great plain that once stretched from the 
Sierra Nevadas to the Granite range in 
central San Luis Obispo; and similar 
formations are found on both sides. The 
Temblor range divides the San Joaquin 
from the high table land of the Carrisa 
plains, but is only a narrow fold of from 
3 to 5 miles wide. Oil has been found 
to exist along the east side of Temblor 
range, from Sunset to a point ten miles 
northwest of the Temblor ranch, a dis- 
tance of forty miles. 

The Carrisa country shows a similarity 
in formation, the sands, and shales, the 
seepages and bituminous matter as that 
in ' the neighborhood of McKittrick. 
The Carrisa really belongs to the Mc- 
Kittrick formation, for it is completely 
cut off from the western San Luis Obispo 
by a granite range ten miles wide. 



Oil on Steamsnips. 

The question of employing oil as a fuel 
on steam vessels has been under consid- 
eration in the British merchant marine 
service. The only serious objection to its 
use is the question as to whether there is 
a sufficient supply for this purpose. Un- 
til lately the chief sources of supply have 
been America and Russia, but both these 
fields have a home market for the entire 
amount of residuum produced, and a 
supply must be looked for elsewhere. In 
the past few years severalfields have been 
opened up which have no home demand, 
and can supply the entire output for the 
marine service. One of trese is Rou- 



mania, which produces about 300,000 tons 
a year. The oil fields of Borneo extend 
over 1500 square miles, and the wells are 
very productiue. The oil contains only 
25 per cent, suitable for illuminating pur- 
poses, so the proportion suitable for fue^ 
oil is very large. The Japanese wells also 
promise to furnish a good supply, and al 
these fields are conveniently situated for 
steamers doing trade with the Orient, so 
it is likely that in the near future oil wil 1 
be largely adopted as a fuel in this trade' 



Will Soon be Settled. 

In a dispatch from Washington las' 
week the cheering news reached the oi 
men of California to the effect that Com- 
missioner Herman had assured Congress- 
man Needham that an early decision in 
the contest between the scripsers and 
mineral land men, in regard to the oil 
land of Southern California, would be 
forthcoming. 

The sooner the present unsettled legal 
state of affairs is finished }he better. 
A large number of oil companies are 
awaiting the decision of the land office 
with a great deal of impatience, as under 
the present order of affairs the title of 
the land in dispute is more or less clo d- 
ed. It is to be hoped that Commissioner 
Hermann will use his utmost diligence 
to have the matter settled at the earliest 
possible moment. 

During the year past, crude petroleum 
advanced nearly $20,500,000 or about 45 
per cent, due principally to advanced 
prices, the production increasing less 
than 4 per cent. The value of the 
natural gas consumed in 1899 is placed at 
a little over $20,000, due entirely to the 
higher prices charged. 



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THE SOVEREIGN 




NO MORE STOCK 



At 50 Cts. 

Will receive orders for a limited 
amount of treasury stock 

At 75 cents 



The Sovereign is under the same management as 
the Sterling Oil and Development Company. Its 
property is proven oil land in the Kern River oil dis- 
trict. It has two Standard rigs working night and day 
and will continue to work until 40 wells have been 
completed. Well No. 1 struck the producing oil sand 
on November 27th. Well No. 2 will be in oil this week. 
The property is between that of the Peerless and the 
Sterling Oil and Development Company. 

Orders for treasury stock will be filled in the rota- 
tion of the receipt of order, the company reserving the 
right to cancel this offer without notice. 

Maps and prospectuses can be obtained at our office, 
35-36 Crocker Bldg., San Francisco, Calif. 

'Phone Red 1751. 



WELL NO. 1 IS IN OIL g§ 
WELL NO. 2 $)3 

Will Be In OH $S 

This Week &? 



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EASTERN ATTENTION. 



The .New York Engineering and 
Mining Jnur-mil'H Rc> lew . 

The Engineering and Mining Journal 
in the publ 
of a series of illustrated pap 
fields and oil industry of Calif nun Its 
-r ist also contains the 
following ed he late state con- 

he Californ 
tion, of which a quite full rep 
puplished 

"The pfominent points in tin m 
ful meeting of the C 
Assoc • week 

were the di 

the Caminclli law ami I tebris I 
and the practical union of intercs' 

li] Producers' Associati.u As we 
the prod in : 
petroleum is assuming great importance 
in the state, and the ■>; ;1 are 

beginning to find the same difficulties' in 
relation t" their i nd locations 

that the gold miners have heretofore had 
to face. 

"It is rather Curious, as speakers in the 
convention and lin-al newspapers re- 
marked, that while oil wells have existed 
in California for nearly thirty years, it is 
only within the last year those enf 
in it encountered any serious difficulty 
with the mining laws. It is of very 
recent date, in fact, that the oil develop- 
ments in the state carried the petroleum 
operators into the public domain. In 
Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara 
counties most of the oil wells operated 
were on ground held in private owner- 
ship. Since the opening of the oil fields 



on the public denial: 
the|-. 

Uiesai mineral and agri- 

cultural laud location* that ihr ~. , i.t 



- , tt.rv 
rented 
that I. 

uier against the agricultural laud 

on the baach «: high-water 

inmerUnd in Southern 
are in the van: .s the 

district in 
Alaska The mineral land 

"i-irk. 
and tl like the lieach 

miners, have found it 
lain a valid title to the p r o p erty which 

the> have begun to exploit. 

"The interests .if the oil operators and 
the gold miners arc identical at so many 
l«iints thai the establishment of ■ prac- 
tical union and of cooperation in the 
future isa wise step, which cannot fail to 
help the interests of both in the future." 



The Exchanges. 

It is doubtful if anyone observes the 
movement of the stock uiarket as closely 
as the general public, among whom 
are thousands of stockholders in the 
various companies of the state. The 
period of oil development has passed the 
problematical stage and there is no longer 
any doubt but that the industry will con- 
tinue as it has begun, increasing from 
month to month in output and in the 



I I field*. The pi 
of slo. I , clement of 

doubt in it. The market could move 
ooe way or the other. Dui 
ast, the movement h u 

hlch would 

gthen the 
mewbat and the I 

irities 
thl market 
and placed in the 1 est, ha* contributed 
a llttu- towards maintaining 

id demand. 

market sufTeis and will |kt- 
Continue to suffer f.. r months to 

l'li< desire to n 

■ in older t l him -t in some new 
lition of the ground Boot 

■ he market pretty well loaded with 

selling orders Buyers arc quick to 
their advantage In inch a situa- 
tion, in consequenci of which, many 
reliable investment securities are found 
quoted at ridiculously Ion figures and 
thai without i ■ 

While the oil market is not a]] that 
could be desired at present, and there 
are features in the situation which do 
not seem clear to the casual observer, 
there arc nevertheless, excellent 
canities for both investment and specu- 
lation and one who studies the situation 
may note the existence of stable causes 
which tend to place this phase of the 
petroleum industry on a more solid basis 
as tiuie advances. 



THE DEEPEST WELL 



Remarkable Find In a Senai 
Well at 1000 beet. 

The .. 11 in the Kern 

This 

111 of 

lt»J feet At nbout woo feel llie dull 

■ through a clay Btratum into a 

■ig .i liv,lit 

oil wh .. |° B. 

known, the ordinary 

Kern inn oil is bla. h ad 01 

Old found 8t an average 

depth 

This remarkable Stratum is tweiu 
t. . t iii thickness and for the present onl j 
this amount of easing will be perioi - 
so that something may be learned of the 
Charactei Ol this new field. This .lis 
• ir out the theory that 
the oil found near the surface is an 
Oxidized and partially evaporated product 
of a lighter oil found at depth. It is 
thought that this deep-lying oil may 
ni tins mother-sand, and that it 
an of the ligbterconstitaenl 
approaches the surface This company 

line, and gravity alone carries H 
through the 55j pipe, no pumping being 
try. 



A new big station is being built at 
McKittrick and another at Oil City, to 
which a system of tracks is being laid. 



It is reported that the Reed I'm.: 
Company lias refused an offer of |2,6oo 
an acre for the south half of the north- 

j west quarter of section 32, 28-28, in the 
Kern river field. The company ha s 

1 thirty wells, completed, all of which will 
be on the pump January 1st. On thi 
date drilling will also be resumed. 



A Guaranteed Investment 



THE FAMOSO OIL 
AND INVESTMENT CO. 



Offers to Investors an Absolutely 
Safe Investment. 



The Famoso Oil and Investment 
company offers to investors an ab 
solutely safe investment. Stock 
holders get back dollar for dollar 
in the event of failure to get oil. 
The system is both safe and cer- 
tain. It is both an investment 
and speculation that appeals to 
all classes. 

To the workingman it may 
mean a home and competency; to 
to the professional man a residence 
on the sunny side of Easy street; 
to the business man more luxuries, 
and to the capitalist more money 
to treasure away. 



The Famoso is capital 
ized for $350,000 Par 
value, $1.00 and is under- 
written by the Pacific Coast Under 
writing Company and guaranteed 
by the Continental Building and 
Loan Association of San Francisco, 
with assets of $1,700,000. 

Incorporated under the laws of 
South Dakota, stock fully paid 
and non-assessable. Par value 
$1.00 per share guaranteed. 

OFFIC ER 
Jno. P. Albro - President 

A. J. Munton - Vice-President 
T. A. Sheppard - - Secretary 
S. D. Miner - General Manager. 



The organizers of the Famoso 
Oil and Investment company have 
agreed among themselves for the 
protection of the purchasers of 
stock that none but treasury stock 
will be sold until said company 
has producing wells, and all money 
received from the sale of oil to be 
paid out in dividends to the stock- 
holders and not for the use of 
other developments. 

We have a limited number of 
shares left and cordially invite 
the public to join us in the enter- 
prise. 
We have } arranged to bore our 



first well and will commenc e 
operations as soon as material is 
on the ground. Our magnificent 
properties in the Sunset, McKit 
trick and Kern River districts are 
surrounded by producing wells 
and we are sure to get oil. 

Call at our office for prospectus 
or information. Correspondence 
solicited. 



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Office, Room 393 Parrott Building, - San Francisco. 

Branch Office, 1330 B Street, San Diego, Cal. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



Origin of Petroleum. 

The most sensible and generally adopt- 
ed theory in regard to origin of petroleum 
is that it is a product of the distillation 
of coal by natural heat. An examination 
of a map of the world will show that the 
rolif c oil fields form a ring around the 
world extending between 36 and 42 
degrees north latitude and are nearly 
always accompanied by coal. Some 
theorists believe that the oil comes from 
the center of the earth, where iron or 
metal carbides exist in a molten state, 
and as soon as these carbides come in 
contact with hydrocarbons p etroleum is 
formed. Another theory is that it is the 
result of the action of sulphuric acid on 
certain constituents of the earth's crust. 
The result of ten years investigations in 
the coal fields of Europe has pretty 
thoroughly demonstrated that petroleum 
is really a product of distillation of coal. 
Chemical constituents cf coal may be 
said to be eighty-five per cent carbon, 
five per cent hydrogen and about ten 
per cent oxygen. It is thought that the 
heating of the earth's crust which took 
place when the mountain ranges were up- 
heaved acted upon the coal deposits and 
distilled the hydrocarbons which in the 
form of petroleum flowed into the caves 
and hollows of the earth's crust formed 
by the upraising of the mountains. 
This seems to be substantiated by the fact 
that in the fields of both Europe and 
America the coal and petroleum product 
re nearly always found Jn just such a 
position, and it is not unlikely that the 
English coal fields may be accompanied 
by some similiar petroleum deposits, 
possiblv extending far out into the ^.ean 



Road to tlic Oil Wells. 
The Kern county supervisors recently 
00k up the matter of the petition for a 



road to the oil wells along the north side 
of the river, and passed favorably on the 
application. Supervisor Jastro, who came 
home especially to look after this im- 
portant matter, will at once put a force 
of men to work grading the new high, 
way, and it will be put into the best pos- 
sible shape for travel for the winter. The 
Californian says that when the rainy sea- 
son is passed it is Mr. Jastro's intention to 
have the road thoroughly sprink led with 
oil and then treated often enough to in- 
sure that it shall be kept in good condi- 
tion. The new road will be sixty feet 
wide and will begin at the southwest cor- 
ner of section 6, 29-28, near the Beardsley 
canal, and will extend for four aud a half 
miles into the heart of the Kern River 
district. 



Metallic Tubing in Refineries. ' 

The question of tubing is an importan 
one for oil refineries, and is further not 
an altogether easy one to settle. The 
chemical action of the oil has a destruct- 
ive effect on India-rubber tubing, which 
shortens its life very considerably. Flex_ 
ible metallic tubing is now beginning to 
be used at the Russian refineries for va~ 
rious purposes, and is meeting with much 
favor. 

The Del Monte Oil Co. 

This company have secured their lands 
from the Western Exploration company, 
and have been fortunate in getting four 
choice pieces which lie in the axis of the 
San Antonio anticline. A part of their 
property is situated between the Great 
American and Monterey wells. This 
company have just sent on their papers 
for incorporation, and their stock will be 
on the market soon. The Del Monte has 
had the advantage of the expert opinion 
of . c , S. Simon, the expert, and Hon. J. 



C. Quinn, who is largely interested in 
Monterey county, where this company 
will operate. 



Personal. 

D. J. Simon, brother of the well-known 
expert, S. S. Simon, left Monday last to 
visit the oil fields of Monterey county. 

Mr. J. A. Beverly has been put in charge 
of the development work of the Great 
American Oil aud Development company- 
Mr. Beverly comes highly recommended 
from' the oil men of Pennsylvania, Ohio 
and Wyoming. In the last-named state 
he located the first three successful 
wells. He is a man of many years prac- 
tical experience and has located as many 
wells as any man in the country. 

Fullerton Production. 

William Loftus, one of the pioneer 
operators in the Fullerton field, told the 
Tribune recently that the Fullerton Con- 
solidated company's gusher is the big- 
gest producer struck in the Fullerton 
field since Graham & Loftus' famous 
gusher, well No. 2, was opened up May 
26, 189S. It flowed 700 barrels daily for 
a week. Since June, 1898, this well has 
produced from 1500 to 1600 barrels 
monthly, making its total output to date 
over 40,000 barrels. No. 9 is now the 
heaviest producer on the Loftus lease, 
putting out daily the year round 7u 
barrels; No. 6 follows with 65 barrels 
daily. This company has commenced 
drilling on No. 11. 

The oil output in the Fu lerton field 
during the month of November, by the 
leading companies operating here, is as. 
follows: Santa Fe, 10,000 barrels; Graham 
& Loftus, 9000; Fullerton Consolidated, 
3000; Brea Canyon, 4000; Union, 3300- 
Columbia. 5000, making last months' 



production the record-breaker since the 
Fuller on field was opened, The average 
price received for Fullerton oil during 
the past year (all of which was sold under 
contract) was J1.10 a barrel, but the pro- 
ducers here say they will be unable to 
renew at as high prices the first of the 
year on account of the low prices in 
Bakersfield, where oil is now selling as 
low as 60 cents a barrel. Two companies 
in the Fullerton field declare they will 
store their oil after the first of January 
unless they can get 85 or 90 cents a 
barrel, and will not rush development 
work. 



Atlas Pipe Wrench. 

" The Atlas Pipe Wrench Co., Flood 
Building, San Francisco, and 121 Liberty 
Street, New York, manufacturers of the 
Atlas Pipe Wrench, say, that although 
in the market but a short time, there is a 
steadily increasing demand fur this 
wrench. It is already used in every 
state in the union, alsp in Canada. 
Mexico, Cuba, the Philippines, Danmark, 
Russia, England, Australia, China, Japan 
British Columbia and the Hawaiian 
Islauds. The Company has issued a 
very attractive little folder, printed in 
two colors, and illustrating this wrench, 
which they will be pleased to send to 
any one." 

Locations in Yolo. 

M. A. Nurse, engineer to the com- 
missioner of public works, probably 
knows as much about the topography of 
Western Yolo as any in the State says 
the Woodland Democrat. He and a 
number of other gentlemen have filed 
on mineral locations aggregreting about 
2000 acres The land is situated east of 
Berayessaoil district. 



Gypsy Queen Petroleum Co. 



Incorporated under the laws of the State of West Virginia. 



Stock Absolutely Nonassessable With Limited Liabiliy of Stockholders 



Wo Acres in the Heart of the Sunset District Kern County. 



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640 Acres in the Fresno=San Benito District 



All proven oil land with wells of other companies now being drilled on all sides of our property. 
The derrick for our first well is in place and machinery now on the ground, and work being rushed as rapidly 
as possible. 

We secured the best lands to be had several months before the great excitement in these districts, and we are 
repared to offer a first-class proposition to investors. 



For particulars addres 

FREDERIC M. LEE, 



SECRETARY 



FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. 



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They Arc Slow In Dealing Willi 
California Oil Btocka 

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the Eastern investors fall) awakened to 

the situation, with the mfe-guards thai 

a being taken t" protect and 
only the legitimate development, the in- 
ilustry will advance fur beyond the an- 
ticipation of the most sanguine of .mr 
people. 

Referring t" youi desire to be placed 
in communication with broken or 
bankers in Chicago who desire to handle 
the stocks of companies belonging i" 
the California Petroleum Miners' 
ciation, I wouhl say that I believe the 
fact that the investor is not yet educated 
in the California nil business will ruiti- 



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client, 
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business moat be dan* in » • ■ 
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investor, ihcn thi it up 

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for ml investments, hut if it is left to the 
111-, dil nt in a propo- 
sition of this kind and then shoulder all 
tin responsibilit] in recommending it to 
hi- investors as a firsl class proposition, 
you will End it a difficult matter t.. get 
them a sociatcd with you. In mv < >|>in ■ 
■ ■ "ii the only alternative to hrinu. this 
matter to a head quickl) would la- this: 
Let the California Petroleum Mi 
Association, or if you please, the Pro- 
ducers' Exchange, "r perhaps both, or 
any other combination who are willing 
to put up the expenses, arrange to take 
sa] hill a dozen of the best brokers from : 
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INJUNCTION DISSOLVBD. 



Point for the OJI Men in a Scrlpper 
Case. 

An onler was issueil on the loth in8t. 

in the United States District Court now 

in session iii i.ms Angeles, in which a 
point was made in lava ol the oil men in 
their fight against the si rippers. The 
rase was that of the -1C ttia Oil Company 
vs. W. C. Cripps et al. Cripps claims 
title to the land in dispute as agricultura 



pon the iiniuie of the land, 
determine whethei 

it. Judge R .1 the 

Injun. ipany 

ids in Kcru 
lilted the 11 
itand restraining I hen 
the.il pending a settlement 
pnted title li\ the Unitt . neral 

ishington. 

The Contra Costa. 

Reports from the well now being 

drillcil by the Contra Cost! Oil 
Company Dear AntJoch are ol such 
a nature 11s to give ground for 
believing that oil will he struck at 
a much less depth than was 

1 when the drill was first 
started. There is unalniinlan 
gas and the shale formations that 
the drill lias passed through, are 
such as are found only in those 
localities where oil has been 

tained in abundance. 

The people connected with the 
Contra Costa Oil Company are not 
only experienced oil men and oil 
locaters, but also arecreditcd with 
always playing in luck. At any 
rate the good fottune which has 
followed them thus far in the past 
in the development of new terri- 
tory, bids fair to be continued in 
even greater measure in ContJa 
Costa. 



SALINAS OIL. and 
DEVELOPriENT^ COMPANY 



Capital Stock, $1,000,000 

Stock Non=AssessabIe. 



1,000,000 Shares, $1 each. 
2000 Acres in Monterey County 



OFFICERS 

Wm. N. McCarthy president and treasurer; 

J. J. Gunti vice-president 

J. B. Olsen secretary 

Jno. C. Quinn, superintendent 



DIRECTORS 

C. A. Burcham, J. E. Baker, N. A. Dora 

W. J. Ellis, S. S. Simon; 

Nevada Bank depository. 



State Mineralogist Prof. A. S. 
Cooper last week examined our 
property and reports to us in part 
as follows: 

"I have exi u ined that part of 
your property adjoining the bitu- 
minized sand deposit, and find that 
the axis of t.6 e San Antonio anti- 
cline passes t trough this property. 
That the shales constructing the 
anticline are highly bituminized. 
The axis and strike of the anticline 
runs S. 35 E. and N. 35 W. Thi-, 
anticline is made very conspicuous 
on account of the white leached 
shales. The northeast dip of the 
anticline are sandstone strati filled 
with viscous bitumen. Near the 
axis of the anticline the shales are 
highly silicated and are black in 
color, and this color is owing to the. 
presence ot bitumen when they 
were silicated. After they were 



icified the shales were cracked 
and seamed each crack and seam, 
however minute, has been filled 
with ascending viscous bitumen. 
A large number of springs contain- 
ing sulphurated and carbureted 
hydrogen are found near the apex 
of this anticline. Mineral waters 
nearly always accompany bitumi- 
nous springs in California. 
Judging by analogous conditions 

existing in. other oil fields, and in 
consideration of the geological 
conditions described, it is probable 
that petroleum oil may be obtained 
through wells drilled in this 
district. It is almost a certainty 
that carbureted hydrogen will be 
obtained having a high pressure. 
(This means a flowing well). 



"The property is easv of access. 
There is an abundance of wood 
and water on the ground to carry 
on the work of drilling and in the 
case of he construction of a pipe 
line the descent would be contin- 
uous to the railroad 

I am of the opinion that you 

are justified in sinking wells." 

Mr. S. S. Simon, a successful ex- 
pert and locator of wells, says: 
"The anticlines,shales,fossiliferous 
deposits, bituminous rock and 
other formations found upon thi 
property, and which indicate the 
presence of oil, are the finest ands 
most perfect of any in this state. 
I am satisfied this district will be 
found to be a lake of oil." 



Rig is Being erected and operations Begin at once 

For a limited timesto.-k may be had at the o9S:e of the company at iscentsa share. 
For furt-r i i fortmtio 1 apply to J. B. OLSEN, Secretary 

573=574 Parrott Building. 



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Non = Assessable 

Grand Pacific Oil Go.'s Well No. I, Contra Costa County. 

Sockholders in the GRAND PACIFIC OIL COMPANY Possess three 

Extra Advantages. 

FIRST — The stock covers 2627^ acres of trie best oil land in five of the best oildistiicts as follows 

Sunset and McKittrick District, Kern County. 
Coalinga District, Fresno County. Kettleman District, Kings County. 

and Contra Costa County 

SECOND— Stock is absolutely Non-Assessable. 
3d Lar*£e CaDltallZatOn By w " 1 ' c ' 1 successful deveopment is absolutely 

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12,ooo Shares Sold in One Day. 

9ne Hundred Thousand Shares Sold in Less than Three Months 

Second 100,000 shares now selling rapidly at JSi.oo per share; will probablybe sold by January ist, when 3d 
100,000 shares will be placed on the market at $2.50 per share. Now is the time to buy 

The Officers of the Company are all well-known business and professional men 

A.G. Deardorff. President I Directors. 

J.M.Merrell Vice-President 6 

_ , _, . $ J. M. Merrell E. H. Baxter J. A. Miller 

JohnCnoice .Secretary* T , „ . T ~ai ■ » » t. i- 

,,_..„. X J olin Choice J C Sala F. A. Berlin 

Mells-Fargo Bank Depository} _ ' -,. , . _ _ . __ 

„„,,•,. R - E Rigdon A. G. Deardorff 

F. A. Berlin Attorney 5 

Franklin Person Superintendent Agencies 9 

Office, Rooms 412, 413, 414 Parrott Building, san francisco mama, 74 o 

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The ^c««' Summary ol Week's 
Operations. 

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ml fuel "il . 
ihe u-rntnr\ i 1 1 upu.l l>> 
the Raymond Mid Nt-w [England 

ive shut down drilling 
u Mm e the I»ik rains. 
rhe Sentinel Oil company has .t nen 
rig up mii its lease m section 36, and \*ill 
rice, rhe Turner 
Oil compan) ia making slo* progresson 
well No. 5, because "t the hard forma- 
tion encountered bj the drill. The tin 
for No. '. is up, but drilling has not yet 
begun on the well. 



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Prospecting In Humboldt. 

Reports from the Mattole Dis- 
trict 111 Huaiboldt couuty state 
that the uil found there is of su- 
perior quality, but nothing but a 
comprehensive system ol explora- 
tion will determine whether- oil 
exists in paying qualities or not. 
At Mattole work will be prosecuted 
through the winter ou the Gray 
Goose property if the company can 
secure sufficient fuel with which to 
operate its plant. Another com- 
pany is sinking a well on the 
Upper Mattole, about sixteen miles 
above Petrolia. The drillers who 
have been sinking a well for the 
Union Oil Company have finished 
their contract, which called for a 
depth of 1000 feet, but no infor- 
mation is being given out. A 
second well, which is being drilled 
for the same company is now 
down about 500 feet. The Union 
Oil Company, it is understood, will 
send two more strings of tools into 
Mattole in the early spring, and 
they probably would not do this 
unless the present outlook was 
favorable. 



Thomas Price & Son 

Analytical and Consulting Cfumists 

526 Sacramento street, San Francisco 



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120 CO.. 

6 at 1 if* 

NOME oil. 
at 4 40 

200 at 4 jo 900 00 

1200 at 4 45 5340 o; 

1 1 A N PI iK l»F k BSNO-K B R N R I V KR. 
100 at 35 35 ik) 

700 at 33 »3' °" 

300 at 32 96 00 

100 at 34 34 00 

500 ai 36 180 00 

400 at 37 148 00 

600 at 38 228 00 

900 ai 39 35' 00 

100 at 40 40 00 

300 at 41 123 00 

100 at 42 42 00 . 

00 at 44 22 00 

100 at 45 45 00 

200 at 49 98 00 

INDEPENDENCE. 

2000 at 20 400 00 

2250 at 22 495 00 

1000 at 23 230 00 

KERN RIVER. 

5 at 17 00 85 00 

25 at 17 25 431 25 

20 at 17 50 350 00 

40 at 18 00 720 00 

10 at 19 00 190 00 

10 at IS 87^ 188 75 

10 at 18 75 187 5° 

10 at 18 50 185 00 

KERN OIL. 



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Mem 
Producers' i>il I 

Stock Broker 

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1 PINE ST., s p. 

Telephone Hush 



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SAN JOAQUIN 

;o(B6o)at 9 02', 48' 25 

IS Ht 9 25 138 75 

j 1 >; Boo) at .) 25 2875 00 

50 at 9 00 450 00 

TWENTY BIGHT 

437 at 2 40 1048 80 

ico at 2 42K 242 50 

950 at 2 45 2317 50 

WEST SHORE. 

200 at 3 25 65o 00 

YUKON, 

100 at 58 58 00 

500 at 55 275 00 



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LION. 



5 at 9 00 . 
5° at 9 75 ■ 
65 at 10 00, 

400 at 30 . 
600 at 31 . 
iooo(S6o)at 30. 
100 at 32. 
100 at 28. 

MONARCH OF ARIZONA. 



45 00 
487 50 
650 00 



1000 at 38 

200 at 39. 

2000 at 40. 

1000 at 41 . 



120 00 

1 86 00 

300 00 

32 00 

28 00 

440 00 

78 00 

720 00 

410 00 



Shares i2i,77oX Amount $69,679 51 ;4 



PETROLEUM CO. 



LET US FIGURE Capiuisw 



Estimates Furnished on 

Building Rigs.Derricks & Camp Houses 

COMPLBTB 

In any Districts of Kern County. 



R. W. ELSOM & CO., 1910 Chester Av 
BAKERSFIELD, CAL- 



MONTE CRISTO. 

1800 at 1 50 2700 00 

McKITTRICK 

1000 at 40 400 00 

MCKITTRICK CONSOLIDATED. 

100 at 42 42 00 

300 at 41 123 oo 



HOWARD H. SHINN 

Member Producers' Oil Ex- 
change and San Francisco 
Stock Exchange Board. 

318 Pine St., Rooms 7 6-8 

Oil Stocks and Securities. 



Shares 



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SI Eac 



This company is operating on 
land known to be oil land, as in 
1864 a shallow well was drilled 
which yielded oil of a good quality 

A railroad runs within a mile 
and a halt of the property, and 
tide water is only eight miles dis 
tant, For map and prospectug 
address any of the officers, or 
G.GRIFFITH, 
Assisstant Secretary. 

Hearst Building, San Francisco 




PARKE & LACY CO. 

8AN FRANCISCO, CAL. BAKERSFIELD, CAL. 

21 & 23 FREMONT ST., SAN FRANCISCO. 



Contracted Waist Water Front Fire-Box 
OilWell Boiler. Made in two sizes 
2oand 25 Horse-Power. 



Engines, Boilers and Pumps for 

1 OIL WELLS 1 

Well Boring and Drilling Tools. Prompt Delivery Guaranteed 



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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 

Published Weelyk 

The Oil authority of the Pacific Coast 

Endorsed By the California Petroleum 

Miners' Association. 

W B. WINN, Editor and Publisher 

Office and Editorial Rooms 

318 Pine Street, San Francisco 

Teleph one, Bush , 176 

TERMS 

Ose Year $* 5<> 

Six Months * 5° 

Three Months 1 00 

Single Copies 10c 

STRICTLY IN ADVAIS'CR 

Money should be seut by Postal Order, Draft 
or Registered Letter, addressed to Pacific Oil Re 
porter, 318 Piue stieet, San Francisco, rooms 
31-32-33. Communications must be accompanied by 
writer's name ana address, not necessarily for 
publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. 

Entered in the Postoffice at San Francisco, Cal 
as second-class matter.- 



RR1DAY, DECEMBER ,14 1900 

The illustrated Holiday edition of 
the Pacific On. 
A Great Reporter which 

Christmas will appear next 
Number week will give the 

only complete 
conception of the importance of the 
oil industry of California that lias 
been offered by any publication in 
California. It will consist of 56 
pages of oil. news fully illustrated 
by half-tone reproductions of 
photographs from every oil dis- 
trict in the State. The cover will 
be elegantly illuminated and will 
at once attract and please the eye. 
Orders for advertising in the 
edition should be sent in before 
Wednesday, December 19th. 
Newsdealers should order extra 
copies in advance. 



The 



Producer's Association of 
Bakersfield 
Have Bought seems to be put- 
the Oil. { ' m S itself in a 

position to control the local oil 
market, as it has already made 
contracts to take from 75 to 80 per 
cent of the Kern River and McKit- 
trick fields, and has secured con- 
trol of substantially the whole of 
Sunset. These agreements have 
been secured and are either fully 
signed or have been agreed upon 
and are only awaiting the sig- 
natures of the property owners. 
The pugnacious position taken 
by the oil-producers of the San 
Joaquin Valley is significant of the 
feeling of oil men throughout the 
State toward the Standard Oil Co. 
The advent of this company in the 
crude oil business of the Coast has 
generally been reported as being 
looked upon either with favor or 
indifference by the oil men, but 
the Producer's Association has de- 
clared that they will get the whole 
output, and if any other buyers 
want oil it can be purchased from 
them. As long as the Association 
has such a backer as Mr. Canfield, 
and with the successful experience 
of the Los Angeles Oil Storage and 
Transportation Company before 
them, it looks as if they ought to 
improve the market. Some of the 
Kern River Oil is only bringing 
60 cents now, and the low figure 
is bringing down the price in 
other localities. Bearing in mind 
the disastrous slump in the price 
of oil in the Los Angeles field a 
few years ago, and its gradual re- 
vival under the careful manipula- 
tion of the Storage Company, 
which has after several years of 
patient work brought the business 
back to a paying basis, it is to be 
hoped that the similar persistent 
effort and firm co-operation among 
the Kern county oil producers will 
bring about equally good results. 



Whether the oil men accept the 
assistance of the Standard or pre- 
fer to maintain independent action, 
it is essential that prices should be 
maintained by co-operative action 
if the oil industry is to remain on 
a paying basis. 



The Exchanges. 

The Los Angeles oil stock mar- 
ket has not shown a very marked 
degree ot change during the past 
ten days. There is an increasing 
demand for good oil stocks,- and 
most of the brokers are receiving 
more buying orders than at any 
time during the patt six months. 
On the door of the Exchange, 
trading has been dull, not because 
stocks are not moving but for the 
reason that the brokers are doing 
most of their business on the out- 
side, which condition of affairs 
came ahout originally in an effoit 
to avoid Cleariug House fees, 
charged on deals put through the 
Exchange. While these dues were 
discontinued the first month, the 
old habit of trading on the out- 
side continues still and the result 
is a poor showing in Exchange 
reports, when as a matter of fact, 
a great deal of stock is changing 
hands every day. 

Eullerton Consolidated has per- 
haps shown the greatest aJvance 
of any individual stock selling, 
buyer-30, at 85c. This is an ad- 
vance of about 15c over the quo- 
tations of a week ago. 

Stock quotations of any particu- 
lar day are not an exact criterion 
of values. The average price for 
the period of a month in a given 
stock will approximate with a cer- 
tain degree of accuracy the value 
of the security. 

Just at present the most active 
buying is tound in a number of 
unlisted stocks. Sunset Con- 
solidated has been in great demand 
during the past two weeks owing 
to the favorable strike in the Lion 
well adjoining the company's pro- 
perty at Sunset. Sunset Consoli- 
dated has sold all the way from 
6 to 15c per share. The demand 
still continues with a correspond- 
ing increase in the price. 

Sunset King is also in great 
favor among speculators, having 
just made a strike in its wellNo. 2. 
Generally speaking, the cil stock 
market has a better tone. Good 
wells are coining in at several dis- 
tricts and the outlook seems favor- 
able for an increased business in 
this line during thewtnter months. 

NOT SUBSTANTIATED. 



Has the Standard Oil Bought Out 
the Pacific Coast Oil Company? 

The published report in the papers of 
Tuesday that the Standard Oil company 
harl absorbed the Paci6c Coast Oil com- 
pany has not been substantiated. The 
papers stated that the Pacific Coast Oil 
company's property, including its prop- 
erty in the Newhall fields, pipe-lines, 
machinery shops and storage tanks in 
Ventura county, the steamer George 
Loomis and tne refinery at Alameda, 
which has a capacity of 25,000 a month, 
had all been purchased by the Standard 
Oil for the lump sum of one million dol- 
lars. 

It-is a well known fact that to a greater 
or less extent the product of the Pacific 
Coast Oil company has been controlled 
by the Standard Oil. The same can be 
said at the present time of the Union Oil 
company. It is also a well known fact 
that the price put upon the property of 



the Pacific Coast Oil company a few 
months ago did not exceed eight hun- 
dred thousand dollars. The manager of 
the Standard Oil company on this coast 
is Mr. W. S. Miller. When asked if the 
report of the absorption was true Mr. 
Miller stated that he knew absolutely 
nothing about it but that if the deal had 
been consummated, he would probably 
have been informed concerning it. 

Mr. Schofield is the manager of the Pa- 
cific Coast Oil company's business and 
when asked about the deal Mr. Schofield 
refused to either affirm or deny the 
truth of the humor. 

Mr. Shafter Howard, who is engaged 
quite extensively in oil enterprises, states 
that he had heard of the proposed ab- 
sorption of the Pa ific Coast Oil com- 
pany fully six weeks ago and had no 
doubt but that it was true, although he 
could give no absolute proof that the 
deal had beeu closed. 



The Jacalitas. 

Reports from the field are to the effect 
that operations on the property of the 
Jacalitas company in the Kern River dis- 
trict are progressing satisfactorily. All 
materials are now 011 the ground and 
construction work is being rushed as rap- 
idly as possible. The company hopes to 
secure the services of a competent driller 
and that no delay may retard the early 
completion of their first well. 



Glenn County News. 

The Great Northern Oil company are 
progressing finely with their drilling. 
At a depih of thirty feet they got into 
dark shale and last Saturday they were 
still in the shale at a depth of roS feet. 
They report oil prospects good. 

Glenn County Oil and Coal company 
are drilling and are making good pro- 
gress 

A great many strangers are in the 
neighborhood picking up the bargains 
in the land that has oil indications. 



Running Slow- 
Kern River well No. 2 at McKittrick is 
constantly breaking loose and letting the 
oil escape over the country. The com- 
pany has three 1200-barrel tanks, and 
these are constantly kept full. In addi- 
tion 10 this the company is kept busy 
building dams to hold the oil. 



PACIFIC COAST UNDERWRIT- 
ING COMPANY. 

The Pacific Coast Underwriting 
Company have recently secure 
new quarters — Rooms 507-508-509 
5th floor, Parrott building. 

Branch offices — Los Angeles, 
W. B Burrows, Manager; 334 Wil- 
cox Building. 

Seattle, Washington — 

L. C. Dillman, Manager. 

During the last mouth, this com- 
pany incorporated thirty com- 
panies aud underwrote $1,850,000 
worth of stocks. If you require 
capital to develop your mines, oil 
lands, patents, manufacturing or 
mercantile business, communicate 
with them. Interest bearing aud 
non-interest bearing bonds fur- 
nished. Prepaid bonds maturing 
in ten years. Interest bearing 
bonds, maturing in fifteen to 
twenty five years, coupons attach- 
ed, interest payable semi-an 
nually; safest and best investment 
that can be made. 

Compauies incorporated under 
the laws of any state or territory 
desired. ;Charter, seal, corpora- 
tion books etc., everything fur- 
nished complete. The company 
employs an attorney to look after 
this branch of the business. 

Proven oil lands for sale or 
ease — 960 acres located in the 
Coaliuga district, 100 acres located 
in the Newhall district. This is a 
grand opportunity for any one 
wishing toprQmote an oil company. 
People wishing to make invest- 
ments will do well to communicate 
with this company. All business 
cstritly confidential. Bank refer- 



In League With the Devil. 

Of all the oil men operating in 
the California fields probably only 
one has ever been accused of hav- 
ing leagued himself with the devil. 
This man is John A. Stroud of the 
Monte Cristo, in Kern county says 
the Los Angeles Herald. 

The was a time when the Monte 
Cristo was not living up to its 
Dumas-inspired name, and Mr. 
Stroud was watching every turn 
of the drill. Success finally smiled 
upon his efforts, but the well had 
been costly, and Mr. Stroud's con- 
feres enjoined "economy." As 
became a good superintendent, M r. 
Stroud at once cast about forwajs 
aud means. Water was being 
hauled to the wells for boiler and 
c ther use at considerable expense. 
A stratum of water sand had been 
encountered part way down in the 
oil well, but it was cast off. 

Mr. Stroud remembered this, and 
drilled another well a few feet 
from the oil well uutil it reached 
the water. . Connecting this well 
with the beam which was pump- 
ing on the oil well Mr. Stroud had 
a not very unusual combination, 
but there was one man around the 
works who could not fathom it. 
He was the Chinese cook. The 
sagacious celestial pondered long 
and deep on the miracle, but the 
problem offered only one solution. 
Mr. Stroud must have a powerful 
" drag " with evil spirits. Going 
to town he brought out other 
Chinamen to see it, and the ver- 
dict was universal : " Miss Sloud, 
he all same savee devil." Good 
devil, bad devil, alle kind devil," 
and Mr. Stroud had to let it go at 
that. A.11 organized rush of 
Chinese money was made on 
Monte Cristo stock. 



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WEST VA., DUPLICATED. one in Itsi 

character 
loca: 
a gentleman • 

- been spent almost, 
entirely in the oil fields 

I \ ngitua niul 
who : 
llkVi 

a master iu the 'i be 

writer spent a ver«l .i»\> with 
Mr. Plonell and learned I run him 
that he had been in that and ad- 

;r months mid in 

liasta 
ooanl 

in another and still another 

s, making in all some 

Mr. Finnell's judg- 

ment is after many many months 

Of Study and review that the great 

value producing oil fields of paral 
fine base oil will lie in the im- 
mediate vicinity of San Francisco, 
on the north possibly to the Ore 

gon line, and he stated to the 
writer that oil from the Ilerryessa 
district would readily sell as a 
lubricant tor the railroads operat- 
ing west of the Rockies foi 
per barrel. 

The interest taken in this field 
by men of long experience, in 
producing and hauling oil, is 
marked and that California is un- 
aware of the extent of this in- 
that its true value is only known 
to experienced oil men is a cer- 
tainty, that the industry as a 
whole will revolutionize the com- 
merce of the Pacific Coast is a cer- 
tainty. The relations of crude 
petroleum to the commerce of the 
coast alone as a cheap fuel cannot 
be measured,- but' with the induc- 
dustry is not a debatable question, 
tion of the finer oils for refining a 
still greater commerc : al value is 
placed upon the industry as a 
whole. The inquiries made by 
Eastern capitalists of long experi- 
ence in the oil industry at the 
office of the California Petroleum 
Miners' Association indicates to 
some extent the rapid develop- 
ment of the industry in the near 
future, and the casual observer 
whose eyes are opened can count 
the incoming of many millions for 
investment in the oil fields of 
California, and the timid ones who 
fear the coming of the Standard 
Oil company and unjust treat men 
on the part of the Southern Pa- 
cific compauy will find in the near 
future their fears to have been 
unfounded. L. P. Crank. 



Superior quality of OH found in 
Berrvcfutn Viillcx . Niip.-i 

Prom Devils' ('.ate at the south- 
ern end of Berry essa Yallev 
county, to seven miles beyond the 
northern extremity of the valley 
in the canyons leading from the 
valley to the upper range are found 
numerous oil springs from which 
has been taken the fir 
leum yet found in tin 
California. At the oil spring on 
the territory owned by the Mt. 
Shasta Oil and Development 

has been taken petroleum 
which has been analyzed and 
tound to contain 64 per cent, of 
lubricant and the oil is of the exact 
character of that found in 
Virginia taken from the 
duplicate in formation. 

The /em /.em Oil company 
whose u-rritory lies in the imme 
diate north of the Mt. Shasta com. 
panv has several oil springs the 
exact duplicate of the Mt. Shasta 
Oil and Development company. 
The property of the /.em /.em com- 
pany includes nearly all of the 
sandrock blanket covering of the 
oil belt, on the northwest of the 
valley, which is in character an 
exact duplicate of the best oil terri- 
tory in West Virginia and.oil from 
which has been purchased very 
largely by the eastern railroads, at 
prices ranging from $7 to $8.50 
per barrel, which is classed by 
refiners as the most valuable pro- 
duced on the American continent. 

The companies organized to de- 
velop oil in the Beiryessa Valley 
and foothills are the Mt. Shasta, 
Monticello, Zem Zem.Napa, Berry, 
esssa, Binger Hermann and Knox 
oil companies. Every acre of gov- 
ernment land has been taken up 
and all of the supposable oil pro- 
ducing land titled as well. 

The elevations at which these 
oil springs are found range from 
720 to 1450 feet. The shale 
formations as well as sandrock, in 
general trend, are from northwest 
to southeast and are absolutely 
uniform for a distance of 23 miles, 
and the anticlines are undisturbed 
and unbroken the entire distance, 
having a pitch of 45 degrees 
Sandstonesin places show a depth 
of over 100 feet. Shale and sand 
stone alternate with a wonderful 
regularity in most places where 
surface is exposed, each being sub-^ 
stantially ten feet thick and the. 
shale in all cases being full of oil. 

The distance from the center of 
this oilfield to railroad, in direct 
line is not over 4>4 miles and but 
one pumping station is required, 
which could be located on the 
apex of the higher range A pipe 
Hue could be established to Winters 
station on the Southern Pacific 
branch, twenty-five miles distant 
with a fall of 430 feet, which will 
ultimately, without doubt, be con- 
structed. 

This valuable oil territory, 



\ siitur.'i County 

each 
paralleled 

;jll\ 
d A line running 1 . 

Ahull iu 
Summer- 
land 111 Santa »nrhnra will 
within a short distal '.! the 

nd of 

the land and the general relative 

OH and high altitude of the 

the establishment of the pip. 

mi now iu Use bv tin- I nioii. 
MoSl ■ I the oil fields me mote 

01 let and in many pi 

tin- pumpers lead a lonely and 1111 
eventful existei 

Tli. leal formation 

Ventura county consist of a si 
of compressed anticlinal folds. 
modified by 00 asional faults, 

which run for tue most part in tiie 
same direction as the strike of the 
formation, tin the north side of 
the Santa Clara valley there are 
two oil bearing strata, the upper 



• 
hard linn 

and M 
it he. 
ng stratum It wtr down 

with a bard u 

a them. These formations lie 

supposed to be conformable with 
nt formations. 

The Grand Pacific. 

!'t Dcardoi: 

and the officers of the Grand Pad 
■ 1 Company at.- very much 

i over the latest le , 
the *well now being drilled in 

Contra Costa count) The well is 

now down less than .-, -. feet, 

v time the I 
brought to the surface they show 
distinct evidences of the presence 

tnd pump 

ited with 
crude petroleum. There is an 
abundance of gas and the strata 
thus far passed through could not 
give more favorable indication 
oil. It is believed that a rich bodj 
of oil sand will soon be penetrated. 



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Incorporated under the laws of California 
Capital Stock, 500,000 shares at $t each 



The laud controlled by this company consists of 13,000 acres of 
some of the finest oil land in the state, so pronounced by the best oil 
experts in California, Near our property is already a producing 
well, and a number of other strong companies are nowdr lling or are 
putting up rigs. Our company is row drilling its first, well with all 
possible dispatch, the rig being a first class Standard rig, and the 
tools used being of the best and latest make. 

We expect to strike oil before 1200 feet. 

In order to put another rig at work immediately the company 
offers for sale 50,000 shares of stock at 25 cents a share. Already a 
good percentage of this stock has been subscribed. Our acreage is 
so large that when the land has been proven to be oil land (as it 
surely is), there will be no difficulty in leasing land in small lots of 
jo acres up to hundreds of other companies at a good royalty. 

We have already leased a large tract to a company, which vvil 
commence immediate operations at a good royalty. 

The Southern Pacific Railroad runs through the center of our 
property, there being three stations on our land, thus giving us the 
best of transportation facilities. We are within two miles of the Pa- 
cific Coast Railroad connecting with Port Harford steamers, and could 
run a pipe-line to the sea, distant three and one-half miles. 

The officers ot the company are well-known business men o 
San Francisco, and have put up their own money for development 
thus far. The office of the company is in room 404 Call Building 
where the President, C. C Morehouse, or the Secretary, W. R.Jones 
can always be seen from n to 2. 

Write or call for Prospectus and Maps and Experts' Reports. 
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UBL OIL FOR FU RNACES 

An Eastern Manufacturer Talks 
on the Subject. 

Mr. E. A. S. Clark, representing a 
great iron and steel manufacturing firm 
of Chicago, states that the smelting of 
ore in any other way than a blast furnace 
with coal or coke has never been success- 
ful. There is not much published 
literature on the subject of the. use of 
fuel oil in blast furnaces, and not many 
experiments have been made in this 
direction with fuel oil, but in the state of 
the art at present in order to smelt iron 
ores commercially and successfully it is 
necessary to do it in a blast furnace with 
fuel consisting of carbon in a solid state, j 
Fuel oil is used in other processes of the 
manufacture of iron and steel with 
marked success. Pig iron is converted j 
into steel in open hearth furnaces, using 
oil as a fuel, and almost any operations of 
heating are easily and successfully 
accomplished with oil.. 

It is not necessary to convert the oil j 
into gas, he states, as it can be used with 
better economy direct, in various forms 
of burners, the principle of which is that 
the oil is atomized or broken into a fine 
vapor by the use of compressed air, or 
steam, in which it burns like a gas. 

If the price is sufficiently low, it can be 
used with splendid results for raising 
steam in boilers. One pound of oil will 
evaporate from twelve to thirteen pounds 
of water, there being seven pounds of oil 
to the gallon and forty-two gallons to the 
barrel. The evaporating value of coal 
varies greatly; one pound of Illinois coal 
will evaporate about 6'/i pounds of water, 
but Httsburg coal will do better than 
this, and good bituminous coal from our 
Pacific Coast mines will evaporate about 
eight pounds of water for each pound of 
coal used. 

Even if oil should seem to be some. 



what more expensive than coal, based 
upon comparative evaporative values, it 
can still be used with economy, since 
there is no handling of coal and no hand- 
ling of ashes connected with it, and if 
there is a number of boilers the attend- 
ance is very much less. There have been 
cases where one man would easily attend 
to the firing of oil in twenty-two boilers, 
while with coal it costs about thirty-five 
to forty cents per ton of coal fired to do 
the firing and to dispose of the ashes, etc. 
Mr. Clarke suggests that oil might be 
used with advantage in open hearth 
furnaces like those used bv the Union 
Iron Works to make steel castings, and 
also in the forge department for heating. 
It could also be used in malleable iron 
works for melting and annealing, and in 
fact its uses in a metallurgical way are 
very wide-spread indeed. 



Ready for Work. 

Word was received Tuesday from 
the manager aud head driller of the 
Great American Oil aud Development 
Co., at Bradley, onterey county, that 
the work of erecting the derrick and in- 
stalling the water plant was progressing 
rapidly and it is expected that everything 
will be completed ready to drop the drill 
by the beginning of next week. In the 
meantime a meeting has been called 
with a view to increasing the price of 
the stock, which will have taken place 
by the time this paper goes to press. 



ause why the estate should not 
be leased. The petition, as pre- 
sented by Attorney Bowden ) 
shows that before Mr. Sargent's 
death he entered into a contract 
with the Watsonville Oil Company 
by which the latter agreed to 
develop the Sargent properties and 
prospect for oil. To this end, the 
oil company, it is alleged, spent 
about forty thousand dollars. 

Afterward, and in line with the 
same work, the Sargent heirs con- 
tracted with J. P. Brunton that the 
latter might proceed with the de- 
velopment of the large Sargent 
holdings for ten years, and gave 
an option for the purchase of the 
land at the end of that period, the 
price being fixed at $500,000. 

The court is asked to ratify the 
agreement so made, and December 
21st next fixed by Judge Hyland 
for the hearing. 



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Santa Clara Oil Land. 

An order has been issued by 
Judge Hyland of Santa Clara 
County, upon a petition presented 
by the heirs of the Sargent estate, 
directing interested parties to show 



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California Fortune OP Co. 

Incorporated under the laws of Arizona, November 7, 1900 
CAPITAL, $500,000. 500,000 Shares, par value Si. 00 each. 



Stock Non Assessable. 



Location, Section 34, 12=24, Sunset Distric . 



80 Acres in McKittrick and 320 acres in Coaliuga Districts. 



Our Derrick is Now Completed in Sunset 



Drilling will commence in a few days, and rushed as rapidly as possible. Our Sunset property 
is surrounded by flowing wells, and the Monarch and Occidental wells (largest in the district) are on 
the same anticline. In the adjoining section the big well of the Golden Gate Oil Company is within 
one hundred yards of us. The Jewett-Blodgett & Beal well adjoins our section on the east. 

Splendid Opportunity Fop Investment. 

Only ten thousand shares offered at twenty-five cents. 



Our land is in the proven oil district and there is no doubt but that we shall .••trike oil. 
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R. A. Coleman 2nd vice-president 



E.Denicke...- secretary 



A. McDonald 



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Recent Deve.opmentslr .Oil In Various Parts M ANUFACTUR | NG & SUPPLY CO 

of the State. 

tree! 



HUMBOLDT. 

The Picas is authority f.>r the 
mem that the pi >il in Point 

Arena are excellent. 

KERN. 

c oil the Ml 

ll at;nin reported on the i "inmon- 
senile at Temhlor. 

The capacity of the pumping pi 
the West Sli"re ha* l>et-ii douMrd. 

A com pun > called thi v. .1 l.v 

the Sbortridgea, will operate on n, 30-21. 

0030,31-23, w>rk will commei 
the Transfer property 

A new oiiii|i;nn witli San Jose capita] 
(•going to operate in the emlilor field 
near the Climax, 

A 35,000-lmrrcl tank has been put up' 
on section 4, 2U-2X, by the Revenue Oi 
company. 

The Edgar is deepening their well on 
18, 28-28, as the formation is the same as 
elsewhere in the district. 

Several officials have under considera- 
tion the beginning of operations on 22, 
11-24. 

The Sunset King, on 19, 11-23, Sunset 
field, has a good producer, and is ready 
to begin on No. 2. 

Well No. 6 of the Monte Crista has 
been perforated and is showing up as 
well as No. 5, which is producing 400 
barrels daily. 

A gas flame nearly a foot in .diameter 
is burning on the Peerless property, sup- 
plied from its No. 6 well. Other wells 
on this property are said to be equally 
productive of gas. 

The California Wine Association has 
control of the stock of the Petroleum 
Center, and work will be pushed vigor- 
ously. 

A site has been selected for the first 
well of the Mt. Diablo in section 26, 32- 
23, of the Kern River field. Work on 
the Arizona Western is going slowly, 
to hard shells. 

The Southern Pacific is preparing to 
extend its McKittrick branch two miles 
to the northwest, in the neighborhood of 
the Kern River, McKittrick and other 
properties. Rights of way have been 
secured on section 18. 

The Petroleum Center on 28, 28-28, is 
laying a pipe-line three-fourths of a mile 
long to the railroad. They have pur- 
chased the land belonging to the Avery 
company on which their hole was re- 
cently drilled by mistake. 

Suits for stock papers have been filed 
in Fresno by S. N. Griffith to recover 
|ioo,ooo from the California Mutual Oil 
company. The corporation was organ- 
ized with a capital stock of 500,000 shares 
of the par value of ft each, and it is 
alleged by the plaintiff that on the 5th 
inst. he was the owner and entitled to 
the possession of 100,000 shares of the 
capital stock, which were in the posses- 
sion of the corporation. 

Suit has been brought by H. C. Til- 
den against the Trumbull Oil company 
et al to quiet title to the NWK of SEX, 
section 24, 28-27. Heaving sand is giv- 
ing trouble on the property of the Mal- 
lory company, 2, 2S-27. In the Sunse 
field the Monarch will drill No. 3 as 
soon as the new 60 horse power boiler is 
in place. The wells already drilled are 
improving since the sand has been 
bailed out. 



- CM. 



i>n •rrtion 31. a8-ag 

oil. 

There is still .1 
the Kern River field 

The hat made a strike 

on it, 11-13, Sunset District 

The Aca. 

lusher hat been eni| 
nn the pipe line of the Thiitv llirre 

The Standard OH outnpan) has the 
material at McKittrick tar three "f it~ 
t.uik-.. and sites i,,r them are being sur- 
veyed 

The tanks or the Standard in the 
Kern Rivet field -ire going np and seven. 

teen miles of line pipe have arrived. 
The resident superintendent, Mr. June, 
is on the ground, and lines are being 

surveyed in all directions. 

A Kern county compan} is preparing 
to invest $1800 in a water pipe line, to be 
laid upon eighteen mineral locations, so 
as to comply with the law requiring f-ioo 
worth of work to be done on each min- 
eral location. 

The Occidental Oil company will put 
up twenty-five derricks to hold its claims 
in the Sunset district. The law of min- 
eral locations requires fioo worth of as- 
sessment work to be done annually on 
each claim of twenty acres. 

LOS ANGELES 

The Ocean View Oil company is'hav. 
ing trouble with the casing in its well. 

D. M. McGarey is deepening one of 
his wells on Metcalf street, near Temple 

The Big Five Oil company is deepen- 
ing some of its well on Rockwood street. 

The Ohio Oil company, on San Joaquin 
street, has started the drill again in its 
well which has been idle lor some time. 

The Yukon Oil company is drilling on 
its fifteenth well and has derricks up for 
three more. 

The Echo Oil company has finished up 
its No. 4, which promises to make a good 
producer, and has started the drill on 
No. 5. 

Phelps & Beveridge have been obliged 
to abandon their first well on account of 
water, but are at work drilling their 
No. 2. 

A good showing of o 1 has been en- 
countered in the Scheffelin well on East 
Main street. 

The Sterling is putting up a 10,000 
barrel tank to hold the contents of the 
four wells, which will be connected with 
the pumping-jack. 

Chanslor and Canfield have thirty meu 
employed in the Midway field in building 
roads and other work preparatory to 
drilling on a large scale. Two rigs will 
put to work at once, although water is 
very scarce. 

the Hiding Oil com- 
two-inch tubing was 
not sufficient to pump more than 250 
barrels a day, and a three-inch was sub- 
stituted, which is now carrying its full 
capacity. 

In the Midway field, the Bay City, 
section 22, 32-23, is down 520 feet, with 
gas and oil indications. The Midway of 
Oregon will put in four strings of tools, 
and is ready to begin now on No. 1. 

A landing was made in a clay stratum 
on Spellacy,. Woods and company's No. 
1, but an opening was forced by the 
pressure beneath and the well will be 
deepened to the new sand. 



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Jacalitas Petroleum Co. 

operating in the Great 

Kern River District 

The most successful Oil District in California, and the largest pro- 
ducer of crude petroleum in the state. 

Our property is in the heart of this oil producing district. 
There is absolutely no possibility of a dry well on any portion of 
our land. 

Money spent in stocks in Kern River district is an investment 
sure to bring satisfactory returns. 

Small capitalization. Economical management. 

Write or call for a prospectus, map, etc. 

JACALITAS PETROLEUM CO., 

399A Parrott Bldg, San Francisco. 



Well No. 2 01 
pany 31, 28-28, 



Continued on page 16 



U. S. OIL & MINING COMPANY 

Bakersfield, Kern County, Cal. 

Are the owners of 600 acres of the choicest oil land in the Kern river and Sunset 
district. This company are the owners of a part of section 26, 12-24, only half a 
mile from the famous Jewett, Blodgett & Beales' big strike in the Sunset district 
upon which they are now sinking a well with every assurance of equally as good 
success as the formation and conditions are the same. A limited amount of stock 
is offered for sale at 25 cents per share for a few days only. Remember that active 
work is being prosecuted by this company on their property with every modern 
appliance, and when oil is reached your stock will be very valuable. 

I. H. TOML1NSON, 

408 California St., S. F 




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New Incorporations. 

The following articles of incorporation 
have been filed in the office of the 
Secretary of State during the past week: 

Corning Oil and Gas company. Principal place 
of business. Coining, Tehama county. Direc- 
tors WB Miller, I W Bromwell, Orlaud, Glenn 
county; "W F Maggard, OW Davis, Coming, Te- 
hama county: D S Kays, Pittsburg, Pa.; I V 
Bailey, Fresno. Capital stock, $100,000, sub- 
scribed, $S,IQO. 

Beacon Oil company. Principal place of busi- 
ness, I,os Angeles. Directors— M J Newmark, P 
taugbell, R A Rowan, G D Rowan, H M New- 
uiark, all of lyOS Angeles. Capital stock, $1, - 
200,000; subscribed, $30,200. 

Blanche Oil co.npauy. Priucipal place of busi- 
ness, Los Angeles. Directors— P P Royere, O E 
Fansh J H Parker, Z, P Collette, I,os Angeles, 
and De Pilarle, The Palms. Capital stock, $2,000, 

000, all subscribed. 

Alberta Oil company. Principal place of busi- 
ness, San Francisco. Directors— P Samuels, L, H 
Brownstone, San Francisco; J W Burton, J P 
Brunton, H I, Chadwlck, I^os Angeles. Capital 
stock, $500,000; subscribed, $50. 

Overland Oil company. Principal place of 
business, Bakersfield. Directors— J F Buckel, H 
Alexander, A J Fowler, H C Rambo, J W Bow- 
man, F Chamberlain and R S Action of Bakers- 
field. Capital stock, $500,000; subscribed, $35. 

Prosperity Oil company. Principal place of 
business, Nevada city. Directors— R C Walrath, 
A S Lord, A R Lord. C L Miller, C W Chapman, 

1, S Calkins of Nevada City and J S McBrule of 
North San Juan. Capital stock, $500,000, sub- 
scribed, $300,000. 

Fullerton and Pierce Oil company. Principal 
place of business, Los Angeles. Directors— C T 
Kellogg ol Los Angeles, J J Burr of Alhambra 
and W O Jackson, C H Dunham, I T Veneer and 
F P Chaffee of Prospect Park and G E Scott of 
No Curainonga. Cal. Capital stock, $500,000, sub- 
scribed, $160. 

Union Mutual Oil company. Principal place of 
business, Los Angeles. Directors— J Maier, A C 
Day, S McClure, J Y Baruh, C Sheerer, T A Simp- 
son, E E Powers, C P Squires and W A White of 
Los Angeles. Capital stock, $600,000, subscribed, 
$900. 

Los Angeles City Directory company. Princi- 
pal place of business, Los Angeles. Directors— A 
Duffill, P Burks, H Duffill, J A Reed and F L 
Gramis of Los Angeles. Capital stock, $20,000, 
subscribed in full, 

Big Chief Oil and Mining company. Principal 
place of business, Bakersfield. Directors — J H 
Wilson, W G Lutz, R H Stevens, N O Thomas, T 
S Shaw, C C Scribner, Mrs. C J Coulter and Mrs, 
D M Dickinson of Bakersfield. Capital stock 
$250,000, subscribed in full. 

Western Mutual Oil company. Principal place 
of business, Los Angeles. Directors— C L Mer- 
acle, G.H Richardson, W B Mather G W Stnne 
and R D Holabirdof Los Angeles. Capital stock, 
$500,000, subscribed, $400,000. 



At Coalinga. 

The Crescent Oil company has 
been making rapid progress with 
its new hole. The hole was 
started with fourteen-inch casing, 
the largest ever used at that time 
in the Coalinga district. At a 
depth of 620 feet the casing had 
been decreased in size to seven 
and five-eighths. In the new 
drilling eleven and five-eighths 
casing was used at the start and 
the well has gone down this size 
already to a depth of over 600 
feet. It is generally conceded 
that if a well is struck on this 
property it will be a deep one. 

The Oil Supply. 

A coal broker states that next 
year crude oil will be delivered 
here iu large quantities, and com- 
petition will be so sharp that low 
figures must prevail. Where fuel 
figures largely in the monthly ex 
penses of some of our factories, oil 
will necessarily come to their 
rescue, and will cause the reopen- 
ing of a large number of others. 



The Casmalia O. & D. Co. 

The Casmalia Ranch, Oil and 
Development Company are now 
400 feet down on their well located 
on the Tognazzini ranch in Santa 
Barbara county. Everything is 



moving along smoothly, there hav- 
ing been no delays or accidents of 
any kind and the indications for 
an early strike are very favorable. 
The company has subleased 1000 
acres of its large holdings on the 
Pezzoni and Morganti ranches to 
a private corporation which is 
now ibuilding its first rig on the 
Pezzoni ranch. This private cor- 
poration is composed of eastern 
capitalists who have had this por- 
tion of the oil district of California 
carefully examined and are con- 
fident that this territory possesses 
unexcelled possibilities for oil. 

The Casmalia Company expects 
to have to drill to a depth of from 
1000 to 1200 feet before striking 
oil. Another rig will be put to 
work by the middle of January on 
the Arrellanes Rancho. The Cas- 
malia rig is near that of Tillman 
and Bendel, and the three rigs of 
different Lcs Angeles companies, 
while another Los Angeles com- 
pany is building another rig near 
by. It is expected that within six 
months this portion of Santa Bar- 
bara county will have a forest of 
derricks similar to that which now 
exists in Kern county. 



PETROLEUM IN TEHAMA. 



Oil Land, Oil Stocks, Oil! 

WOU Bought and Sold 



Lands to lease on royalty or will take stock in progressive companies 

Companies Incorporated under non-assessable laws. 

Will assist parties desiring companies promoted or Incorporate-. 



Bachelors' Oil Company, 

Three States Oil Company, 
Section 6 Oil Company, 
Sunset Vertex 

Oil Company 



Ambrose? Harris 
Tyree A. Bell 

Rooms 6n-6i2-6r3 
Hearst Building, 

San Francisco 
Telephone — Black 91. 



OIL The Esmeralda |OIL 

OIL and 
DEVELOPMENT CO. 



Indications of Oil Found Near 
Corning. 

The Geological Surveys, made 
under the direction of the govern- 
ment, have shown the existence of 
a well defined bituminous belt ex- 
tending the entire length of the 
Pacific Coast. The coal deposits 
of the north are metamorphosed 
into the asphalt beds of the south, 
and in the intermediate territory 
lie the petroleum formations of the 
San Joaquin and the gas wells of 
the Sacramento Valley, accom- 
panied by the strata of unaltered 
shales, sandstones and conglome- 
rates which are characteristic of 
oil-bearing formations. In Tehama 
county, in this state, at a locality 
ten miles west of Corning, gas is 
found at a depth of twenty feet in 
sufficient quantity to feed a flame 
the full size of the casing and ten 
feet in height. It is thought that 
oil can be reached at a depth of 
from 1800 to 2000 feet. Samples 
collected from seepages show oil 
of an excellent quality, said to 
contain a very high percentage of 
illuminating oil. Two companies 
have been formed, each having 
control of about 2000 acres, and 
machinery will be purchased and 
work begun as soon as possible. 



OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 

H. S. Field: President 

W. J. Whitney Vice-President 

R. R. Haskell Treasurer 

P. H. Reynolds Secretary 

H. S. Field Director 

R R. Haskell Director 

J. C. Pascne Director 

W. J. Whitney , Director 

Chas. T Behan Director 

Crocker-Woohvorth National Bank 

Depository E 




Now Drilling. 

rUE BAY CITY OIL COMPANY, 

s now drilling on its lands in 
Midway District, K n County. 

Circulars and maps sent on request. 



Bay City Oil Company 



321 Safe deposit Building, San Francisco. 
Geo. W. Turner. President. 
E N .SEWELt, Secretary 



Treasury Funds to Be Used For Development Purposes 

Only. 

We are Now Boring and. Rapid Progress is 
Being Made. 



As our test well struck oil at 32 feet it assures our future. 
Free from Debt Ample funds. 

No salaries paid to officers, 



Since the organization of this company it has acquired 244 
additional acres of fine oil lands in the Vallecitos District, San 
Benito County. This makes a total of 404 acres owned by this com- 
pany. Capital stock 100,000 shares par$i.oo. Treasury stock 40,000 
shares. Limited amount to be sold. Stockholders are fully guar- 
anteed against loss, as the officers and directors are men of wealth and 
integrity. Reference is made to the CALIFORNIA PETROLEUM 
MINERS' ASSOCIATION, San Francisco, Cal., or THIS PAPER. 

A. KINGSBURY, General Agent. 

5.65 Parrott Bldg., S. F. Cal. 

Telephone — Folsom 1881. 



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Oil Well Casing Oil Stills 
Wort Now Main and Date streets P.O.Box 231. 

telephone, Main !i Balcei Block. Station C 

Office. 334 North Main Street. Los Angeles. Cal. 



Fulton Engine Works 



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roiled In well-known men 
Om property 1- dost to the 1 n\ and 
can easily be seen, it i« declared bj 
experts to be as fine as any in thi 
Strong companies are drilling on 
^!<u- of us. Semi fur prospectus. 



Los Angeles, 



California 




Oil Well Tools and Machinery. 

Postoffice Box No. 296 — Station C. Telephone, Main 661 



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Fourth and Channel Sts. San Francisco. Manuf rs and dealers in Lumber and House Kiui 

C. A. HOOPEK & CO., Agents 
2 04 Front street, - -__ -___^ San Francisco 

Fairbanks, Morse & Copanmy 



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Point Richmond Oil Co. 

floor, Room 41, Mills Building, San Francisco Telephone Main 1765. 



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"Star" and Standard Drilling Rigs, Fairbanks Gas, Gasoline and 
Distillate Engines. Steam Pumps and Boilers, Boston and 
Reading Casings, Tubing. Sucker Rods, Pumps, 
Pipe Fittings, cordage, Wire Rope, etc., etc. 



Los Angeles, Cal. 



Bakersf ield, Cal. 



Secretaries Of Oil Companies 

In Kern River Valley District 
are respectfully requested to send 
a copy of their prospectus to 
J. S. EWEN, 

io California St., San Francisco 
Room i. 



When you want to swear |< 

LEE D. CRAIG 

Notary Public and 
Commissioner of Deeds 

16 illant^mspy St. 

bet. Califorcia 

and Pine, San Francisco. 



].E. BRETTWISER, Inventor RISDON IRON WORKS Builders 
San Francisco, Cal. 



NEW RAPID HYDRAULIC ROTARY and WALKING BEAM 
combination rigs. 

NEW STYLE STANDARD RIGS with all iron sprocket beltsi and 
rope drums. 

NEW MULTIPLE PUMPING PLANT, with separate strokes 
each well. 

HYDRAULIC CLEANING AND FI3HING OUTFITS. 
FUEL OIL FOR SALE. 



The Flashlight Oil Co. 

Capital $500, roo shares, — $i each. 

Owns 1200 acres in (he best part of the the Oil City District, Fresno County 
The land to be developed first lies but two and a half miles from railroad station. 
No sand in the oil in this disrtict, the oil being of a higher, finer grade than 
further south. 

Stock Non=Assessable. 

Capable, conservative men behind the company. 
The first sale of the stock is now offered at the extremely low price of 20 cents 
per share. Put your money with us and help put down our first well and you 
will get the full benefit -of the rise in the stock. Our best oil men say we 
have as good land as there is in the State. Address all commuincations and make 
all drafts payable to 

F. M. PERSINGER, Secretary 
Rooms 115=117 Phelan Bldg. S. F., Cal. 



91 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



Conti ued from page 13 



On the Moore tract, M. L. Moore has 
abandoned the well recently drilled by 
him and will not continue his search for 
oil at present. 

The California Crude Oil company has 
abandoned its No. 2 on account of water 
and has started the drill in No. 3. 

The Sierra Oil company has finished 
up its No. 12 and put it 011 the pump. 
The company expects to drill nine more 
wells . 

The Westlake Oii company is now 
pumping thirty-seven wells and is dril- 
ling on Nos. 38, 39 and 40. 

•The Uncle Sam Oil company has thir- 
teen producers and is drilling on No. 14, 
which gives every indication of being 
another good well. 

ORANGE. 

The Olinda Company is starting a 
new well. 

Graham & Loftus have a rig up for 
another new well. 

The Santa Fe Compauy's well 15 has 
produced over 20,000 barrels this year. 

The Union Oil Company has com- 
menced a new well on the Kellerman 
lease. 

Well No. 22 on the Fanta Fe lease is 
down about 800 feet, with very good 
indications. 

■ The Crown Valley's first well is down 
in Brea canon over 1300 feet, with no 
indications of oil yet. 

The Carbon Canyon Oil Comp ny con- 
tinues to strike small quantities of oil as 
its first well is deepened. 



The Brea Canyon Oil company put 
well No. 7 on the pump this week, and it 
is produciug i« o barrels daily. 

The Fullerton Consolidated company 
will begin drilling on well No. 7 next 
week. The rig is already up for this 
new well. 

The Menges Oil company is striking 
the best of indications as its first well 
goes down in Brea canyon. The well is 
now down 900 feet. 

The Columbia Oil company has erected 
another new rig over the well where the 
escaping gas ignited recently and burned 
the derrick. Drilling will be started up 
at, once. 

Fullerton Consolidated well No. 5 con- 
tinues to gush at the rate of from 250 to 
300 barrels daily. This compauy's No. 1 
is putting out 50 barrels daily and No. 2 
produces 75 barrels. 

The Santa Fe will put in a twelve- 
horse-power gasoline engine to pump 
wells Nos, 15, 16 and 17, as they cannot 
be reached easily by the cables from the 
main pumping station. 

The Rincon Crude Oil company will 
drill on an 80-acre tract near the Santa 
Fe railroad, about two miles north of the 
Montezuma well. The machinery and 
drill is ready for operations. 

An employe who went up to the old 
liberty well 'reports that the heavy gas 
output from the well continues right 
along, notwithstanding the fact that 10 
work has been doneon this well for many 
weeks. 

Fullerton-Riverside Oil company is 
drilling on its property near Riverside. 
A flint rock has been encountered, mak- 



ing drilling slow, but the company has 
plenty of money and will go down to a 
depth of at least 1500 or 2000 feet. 

The Brea Canyon Oil company wil* 
start to drilling on No. 7 this week. This 
is alongside of abandoned well No. 2, in 
which a string of tools was lost on ac- 
count of upheavals of sand and oil sand 
No. 2 was once a good producer. 

The Brea Canyon Oil company com- 
menced drilling this week on wells 7 and 
8. Well No. 6, which has recently been 
producing 100 barrels daily, has put 
out some sand this week, but is expected 
to settle down to business by the first 
of next week. 

The Tribune says that the Montezuma 
Oil company has closed a contract for 
another well to be drilled on its lease in 
the Scully tract. This property is in the 
eastern extension of the Fullerton field. 
Well No. 1 caved in at a depth of 700 
feet, after the drill had passed through 
heavy oil bearing strata, and the tools 
could not be recovered. 

Fullerton has added another gusher 
to its list of flowing oil wells, and now 
claims possession of the largest pro- 
ducer in this end of the state. Word was 
received from the fifty-eight acre tract 
in section 8, leased by the Fullerton 
Consolidated Oil company, announcing 
that a gusher had been uncapped on that 
property and was flowing at a rate of 500 
barrels per day. The new wonder is well 
No. 5. which has been giving evidence 
of wonderful richness for some time. 



A dynamite shot was recently put in 
the sandstone ledge at the oil seepage of 
the Mt. Shasta Oil company in Berry- 



essa valley. The explosion brought a 
barrel of oil to the surface in an hour. 

From O. L. L-amsonof Bitterwater, the 
Hollister Free Lance learns that pros- 
peets for striking oil in the' well that he 
is drilling on the Star Anticline Oil com- 
pany's property are very flattering. Al- 
though but 100 feet, gas is coming from 
the hole quite freely, and the indications 
Of oil are very favorable. Mr. Lanlson 
expects to strike oil before going down 
200 feet. At the Nonpareil well nothing 
is doing — the company awaiting the ar-- • 
rival of 'certain machinery ordered. ^ 

SAN BENITO. 

Numerous oil locations are being filed 
in Monterey county. 

The Hamiltonian Oil company expect 
to commence drilling in about two weeks 

The Ashurst Oil company have all the 
machinery on the site of the proposed 
well. 

The Prunavera Oil company organized 
by Boardman & Hooper of San Francisco 
have purchased a rig and will be drilling 
before January 1, 1901. 

The San Benito County Oil company 
have driven the ii#j casing to a depth of 
over 400 feet and expect to reach 500 feet 
with this size casing. 

The World Oil company has drilled 525 j 
feet and the indications for oil are good. 

The Bee says that work is rushing on 
the derrick of the Hollister Crude Oil 
company. 

The Star Anticline Oil company has 
drilled 100 feet. Driller Lamson expects 
to strike oil at about 200 feet. 

A force of men have been surveying 




GRAY 
GANDER 

Special Attention 

Special attention is called to the loja- 
tion of its properties. 

Value of investment can be estimated 
from the following; 

Office Pacific Coast Underwriting Company, ] 
504 Parrott Building, > 

San Francisco, Cal., August 8, 1900J 
We hereby certify that we have underwritten 
the stock of the Gray Gander Oil Company 
and the advantages are as follows: 
1st The stock is fully paid and n on -assessable 
2nd The buyers are guaranteed DOLLAR fo 
DOLLAR of all money invested in this stock. 
3rd The stock is preferred, 
4th We will loan from 40 to 50 per cent of the 
par value to the holders of this stock at any 
ime. 

5th The bonds used to guarantee the stock 

are obtained in this city and can be easily in } 

stigated, y 

E. D COOLEY, President, { 

W. B. BURROWS, Secretary r 




Oil Comp'ny 

Incorporated under the laws of South 
Dakota June 21. 1900. 

Capital stock 200,000 shares; pa- 
value $1 each, Treasury stock 100,000 
shares; sold with guarantee for deve- 
opment purposes. 

OFFICERS 

President O. B. PHELPS 

Vice-President J. L.DOBLE 

Secretary G. F. ABBOTT 

Write or call at office 330 Pine street 

Rooms 44 and 45, for special indue 
ments for short time 



1'ACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



company on the 



Flint Ra:. 

The 
pnn 

The White Hove Oil 

P ro P* : lands 

on tl, 

riling plant is being installed 
at the Benicit Agricultural Works, it ls 
being done under the «lir< 

•f the 

Tlu- Southern Pa 
throng 

I 

ing u S mtj 

• I'A BARBARA. 

The Jnanita Oil compan) "i Summer- 
land is "iu ol existence. 

The Diamond si.ir ol Summerland is 
putting up n derrick, and have let a con- 
tract fnr two new wills on Ortega Hill, 

An outfit has been moved to Boyd's 
ranch, near Santa Inez, where drilling 
will soon begin. 

M, B. Anderson has completed the 
first well of his contract on the park lease 
at Summerlaud ami has started another. 



intered in tl 

Tin 
well on thi 

«<>rk on the third >■ 

i the 
returned i • 
trip, a found pi 

Tin • tOmpan) h is i. 

cncoui its t r. .111 its first well. 

The bole is 11, w down nearl 

and the shale is hcavil) impregnated 

With ml that thi i. spattered 

with the product. 

The Buena oil company's well on the 
Hollingswood tract is down (»«. feet in 
well No. i. A good well is predicted 
■• men familiar with the di 

The Buckhorn Oil >V Transportation 

c pan has just completed its No. 16 

which i good for over one hundred 
barrels ,la\ . 

SAN MIS OBISPO. 



Before Investing In Oil Stocks 

Plod a Company with small le lands lie in 

thorough I Beld. 

The Pacific Coast Oil and 

Development Co. 

• Office, 209 Hearst Building, 8an Francisco. 

b ■ Company. Prospectus, Maps md full information supplied 
at mir office on applicatii n. 

Will receive orders for a limited amount 



But 



Treasury Stock at 50 cents a share, 

reserve the right to cancel this offer without noti 



Pacific Coast Oil & Development 



of 



Co 



No. 13 on the Duquesne is down 320 
feet an 1 : 1 - > 1 ; 1 1 i ■ .11. 

The Sea Cliff has added another finish- 
ed well to its total. 

VENTURA. 
The Rainona Oil company, which 



Operators from the McKittrick coun. 
try who have investigated the new fields 
ol San Luis Obispo count} have faith 

enough in them to begin boring and 

arrangements have been made for the 

sinking of two wells on a 1400 aire tract. 
This tract is situated ill Sail l.uis ( IbispO 

county about ten miles west of the Kern I 
county line. It is said the work will be j 
vigorously prosecuted and that ample 
j s capital is behind the enterprise. 




For prices, etc., inquire of. 
D. HOOKER Los Angeles, Cal., W. 



W. FORGIB 

Manufacturer 

OIL & GAS WELL ■ 
- ■ ■ RIG IRONS 

Sand Reels, Cants 
Arms and Pins. The 
Original Tool Wrench 
ing Jack, the best and 
cheapest on the mar- 
ket- 
1 * X_39n 

FORGIE, Washington, Pa. 




IilflCOLtfl Oft company 



J. H. EDSON, Secretary and Manager 

Central Bank Building, 



Oakland, Cal. 



dxpert's Report. 



San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 25, 1900 
The Lincoln Oil Co. — Gentlemen — 1 
have made an examination of the prop- 
erty owned by your company, to wit: the 
southwest quarter of the northeast quar- 
ter of section 14, township 28 south, range 
27 east, M. D. B. & M. 

From the exhibit of frequent OUT- 
CROPS of OIL SAND, PRIMARY 
SHALES, etc., on this property, I have 
no hesitancy in saying that your property 
lies within the prolific table oil belt run- 
ning west of north, through the Kern 
River District, and I am satisfied from in 
dubitable surface indications that wells 
drilled on this property should be prolific 
yielders of oil tunning over 15 degrees 
Baume. — an ideal fuel oil. 

Very sincerely yours 

M. M. OGDEN 
Field Expert Producers' Oil Exchange, 
San Francisco, Cal. 



Lincoln Oil Company 

The LINCOLN OIL COMPANY is coming to the front. They 
tepurt a ready sale of the first issue of Treasury Stock, 4500 shares 
being purchased by one party last week. With plenty of funds now 
in the Treasury, and with their business entrusted to enterprising 
men, the stockholders can be assured of the rapid development of the 
company. Investors will do well to secure some of the remaining 
shares of their first issue at 25 cents. The next, will sell for twice that 
amount. 

STOCK UNDERWRITTEN 

OFFICE 

Pacific Coast Underwriting Company 

504 PAPR0TT BUILDINC 

S. F., Cal., Sept. 20, 1900. 
We hereby certify that we have underwritten the 'stock of the 
"Lincoln Oil Company "and the advantages are as follows: 
1st. The stock is fully paid and non-assessable. 
2nd. The buyers are guaranteed dollar for dollvr of the 
money invested in this stock. 
3rd. The stock isprered. 

4th. We will loan from 40 to 50 per cent of the par value to the 
holders of this stock at any time. 

5th. The bonds used to guarantee the stock are obtaine in this 
city and can be easily investigated. 

E. D. COLEY, President. 
W. B. BURROWS, Secretary . 



PACIFfC OTL REPORTER. 



OIL DIRECTORY. 

Leading Companies Now Operat- 
ing in California. 



ALMOTA OIL MINING 'COMPANY. Incor- 
' porated July 14, 1900. Capital, $250,000. Num- 
.ber of shares, 250,000. Laud, 160 acres in the Mc- 
Klttrick district, Kera county. Officers and direct- 
ors— C. Hunsaker, president, P. S. Montague, vice- 
president, E. D. Dement, secretary and treasurer, 
John -T. Washington, S. Hallowell. Depository, 
Anglo-Californian Bank. Office, 456 Parrott bui 
ing; San Francisco. Telephone, South 795. Shares 
25 ents. Agents wanted. 



A MERICAN FUEL OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1 

Location Los Angeles county. 

Officers and Directors, Geo. Easton, president; 
Geo. W Henderson, vice-president; W L Valen- 
tine, secretary; George D Easton, Leon Phipps. 
Office 638 Market street San Francisco. 



"DUCKHORN OIL & TRANSPORTATION OO. 

Capital $200,000 

20,000 shares at $10 

Location. Ventura county. 150 acres two miles 
south of Buckhorn. 

Officers- Martin I_W Smith, president; Wor- 
thington Ames, secretary; F L Forreston, AM 
Allen and George B Merrill. 

Office; 801 Montgomery. street, San Francisco. 

-DACHELORS' OIL CO. 

Capital. $200,000 

260,000 shares at $1. 

Location, 1460 acres Bakersfield aud Sunset. 

Officers: S F Barstow, president: W I Pixie y. 
1st vice president ;Tyree A Bell, 2dvice-presider.t; 
Ambrose Harris, secretary: H L Gear, attorney; 
Germania. Trust Co., treasurer, 

Office, 612 Examiner Building. 



B 



EAR STATE OIL CO. 



Capital ,'. - : . .$200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Locaion, Fresno county, 

Officers— C has. Owens, president; S. Aspland 
secretary; Geo. Buecker, treasurer, W M Walker, 
field superintendent. 
■ .Office, 916 Market st, room s^. 



B 



ONITA OIL CO. 



Capital $500,000 

200,000 shares at $2.50. 

Location: 160 acres in Sunset district, Kern 
county. 

Officers and Directors— O B Burns, president; 
WmEStevens, vice-president; F J Brugiere, sec- 
retary and treasurer; Samuel Hubbard, J F Mc- 
Carthy, G G Kenny.. . 

Office: 80; Claus Spreckels building, San Fran- 

sco.'Cal. 

/"CALIFORNIA ROCK-OIL COMPANY, 

Capital. .-. 1,000,000 shares 

Par value, $1.00- 

Location: 80 acres in section 28, Coaliuga district, 
Fresno county, and 700 acres in Big Panoche dis- 
trict, San Benito county. 

Officers and Directors : Duncan Hayne, presi- 
dent; William Craig, vice-president; Victor F 
Seawell, secretary; Union Trust Company, Depos- 
itory; W C Herbert, H G Stevenson, D T C Per- 
kins, M E Stanford. 

Office: 616 Hearst building, San Francisco, Cal 



CALIFORNIA OIL AND GAS CO. 

Capitalization $2,000,000 

200,000 shares at $10. 

Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. Stock 
non -assessable. 

Location, Fresno county; section 13, townsip 19 
south, range 14 east, and sections 9, 15, 19, 21, 27 
and 29, township T9 south, range 15 east M D B 
andM. 

Officers: W H H Hart, president; R J Davis 
ecretary ; W M Graham, H J Umbsen, D E Hayes 
nd W H Snedaker- 
Office: 149 Crocker Bldg., San Francisco. 



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RAY GANDER OIL CO. 



Capital $200 1 >■) 

200,000 shares at $r, 

Location: Section 7, 28-28, section 10, 28-27, sec- 
tion 22, 2S-27, Kern county. 

Officers — O B Phelps, president; J L Doble, vice- 
president; G F Abbott, secretary; Safe Deposit 
and Trust Co., treasurer: 

Directort—O B Phelps, J L Doble, G F Abbott, 
T M Anton, J E. Morris. 

Office^330 Pine street, San Francisco. 



QREAT NORTHERN OIL CO. 

Capital $600,000 

600 000 shares at $1. 

Location: The N^ of the N^ of the SE# Sec. 
22, and tbeS^ of theS^ of the SE# Sec. 22, T. 
19 S., R. 15 E., Oil City, Coalinga district, Fresno 
county. 

Own 80 acres in the Coalinga district, Fresno - 
county. 

Officers: Hon. W. J. Westerfield, president; W. 

B Dennison, secretary and treasurer. 

Office: 783 Market street.San Francisco. 



f>UINDA OIL COMPANY. 

Capital $20,000 

200 shares at $100 each. 

Location: 160 acres in Colusa county, section 34 
township 13 north, range 3 west, M D M, on Salt 
Creek; also 1300 acres of leased lands in various 
sections in Colusa and Yolo counties . 

Officers: H L Swain, president; D H Goodrich 
vice-president; A 1 Stratton. treasurer; FFMPa 
cells, secretary; W D Reynolds, G H Jackson 



f> RAND. PACIFIC OIL CO. 

Capital $1.500, o»o 

1,500,000 shares at$i each. 

Location: 160 acres in Sunset district Kern 
county: 160 acres in McKittrict Kern county; 80 
acres in Contra Costa county; 1280 acres in Coal- 
inga district, Fresno county; 640 acres in Kettle- 
man district, Kings countr. 

Officers— A G Deardorff president; J M Merrill, 
vice-president ; John Choice, secretary ; Wells- 
Fargo Bank, depository; F A Berlin, attorney; 
Franklin Person, superintendent ag'encies. 

Office: Rooms 412, 413, 414 Parrott Building, San 
Francisco. 

T E Pollock, Arizona representative, president 
Arizona Cential Bank, Flagstaff. Arizona. 



XSPOTTS Oil, LAND AND DEV.CO. 

Capital $600,000 

par value $2. 

Location: 600 acres in the Sunset and McKit- 
trick districts, partly in Kern and partly in San 
Luis Obispo county. 

Officers and directors: J S Potts, M D, presi- 
dent; Gavin McNab, vice-president; J B Hatcher, 
secretary; J A Logan, treasurer; DWBurchard, 
counselor. 

Crocker-Woolworth N tional Bank, deposptory 

Office: 1016 Market street, San Francisco, Ca 



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ETTLEMAN HILLS PETROLEUM CO. 



Capital $200,000. 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location: NW}i Sec. 15, Twp. 23 S., R. 18 E., 
Kings county, 160 acres in Kettleman Hills dis- 
trict. 

Officers— Chas C Crowley, president; John Fer- 
rin, vice-president; Frank C Fabens, secretary 
and treasurer; Frank P Kelly, attorney; Chas W 
Nelson, D Holland, WmJ O'Connor. Depository, 
Union Trust Co. 

San Francisco office— Room 53. Thurlow block, 
126 Kearny st. 

Chicago office- Marquette bldg; J S Purdy, agt. 

Member of the California Petroleum Miners' As- 
sociation. 



LION OIL COMPANY. Incrporated under the 
laws of Arizona. Capitao$300,ooo. Number 
of shares, 500,000. Land, 80 acres in Sunset dis- 
trict. Directors— Dr. A. S. Cook, M. F. Cochrane 
I). S. Stanley, F. F. Weed, T. M. Gardiner, I J 
Truman, Jr., P. F. Betts. Officers— Dr.A.S. Cook, 
president, M. F. Cochrane first vise. president, D. 
S. Stanley, second vice-president, F. F.Weed, sec- 
retary, T. M. Gardiner, treasurei. Office, 927 
Market street {Emma Spaeckels building), Room 
316, San Fraucisco. 



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ADERA CR UDE OIL CO 



Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1. 

Location, NE& section 29, and NEK section 35^ 
township 11, north, range 24, west, S B B and M, 
Sunset district. 

Officers and Directors: W C Tighe, president; 
Joe Bancroft, vice-president ; J L Ragesdale, 
treasurer; J E Chapin, secretary; WWW Hun- 
ter; J N Goode, W A Waddell. 

Office: Masonic Temple Building, Madera, C 



CEANSIDE OIL COMPANYOF ARIZOA. 



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Capital $375.ooo 

375,000 shares at $100 each. 

Location; 4070 acres 4 miles SE of Oceanside 
San Diego county, Cal.; 280 acres in the Newhall 
district. 

Officers and Directors; F Irwin Herron, presi- 
dent: D H Eldred, vice-president; S L Graham, 
treasurer; R E Small, Honorable Ben Goodrich 
J Hamilton Thurston, J W Lincoln, J B Batz, 
Thomas Hughes, Douglas Garden, J A Tulip, 

Office— 203 Henne block, 122 West Third street, 
Los Angeles. Cal. 



OCCIDENTAL OIL CO. 
OF WEST VIRGINIA 

Capital stock 600,000 shares par value, $1.00. 

Officers: Wm. Crites, president: F. M. Graham, 
vice-president; J. B. Batz, treasurer; C. E. Hail- 
stone, secretary; T. L, Moran, manager; Kem 
Valley Bank, Cal. Depository. 
M. R. Goldberg. 483 Ninth street Oakla nd, Ca 



OCCIDENTAL OIL COMPANR 
OF WEST VIRGINIA 

Capitpl stock, 600,000 shares par- value, $1.00 

Officers— Wm. Crites, president; F. M. Graham, 
vice-president; J, B. Batz, treasurer; C. E. Hail- 
stone, secretary; T. L. Moran, manager; Kern 
Valley Bank. Cal.. depository. 

Mr-stellar & Allen. San Francisco Agents.. 346 
Parrott Bldg. Telephone, Jessie 16S3, 



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RI^NTAl, OIL COMPANY. 



Cr.pital . $1 00,00 

100,000 shares at $1. 
Location: SEVi Sec. 26, Twp. 23 S., R. 17 E., 
Kings county. Krevenhagen Oil District. 
, Officers: L B McMurtry, president; H H Har- 
low, vice-president; E W Kay, seretary and man 
ager 
Office. Room 506 Pa rott Bldg., San Francisco 



"PETROLEUM CENTER OI o CO 

Capital $500,000 

500.000 shares at$i.oo 

Incorporated. October 18, 1899. 

Land, 540 acres in Kern River District. 

Directors and officers— President and Treasurer, 
H Van Bfigen. Vice-Pesid=nt, Samuel Richmond, 
Secretary, l>. S. Clark, M. J. McGarry of Los 
Angeles, Wm Hanson, Jas H Borland, 

Office— Room 29, Third floor, Mills building, San 
Francisco. 



Great American fig 

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Oil & Development Co. 1 



OFFICERS AND 
M. C. Nunan 
D. H. Mosteller 
M. L. Culver 
C. W. Duffie 
Daniel Meyer 
Frank Severio, J. F, 

J. L. Geary, Jr. 



DIRECTORS 

President 

Vice-President 

Secretary 

Manager 

Treasurer 

Harris, F. H. Allen 

W. H. Davis 



COMMONWEALTH OIL COMPANY. Capita 
stock only $100,000. Shares 1$ each. 
This company, owns 320 acres of oil land in the 
famous Kern River district, 32, 26-28. Owns its 
etire nrig outfit of machinery, tools, derrick, en- 
gines, houses, tanks and wagons. Everything 
paid for and not a penny of debt. On'yalimited 
amount of stock for sale. Robert Mills, presi- 
dent; G. B. Hoagland, M. D., vice-president; R. 
F. Fullington. superintendent; Chas Conklin 
secretary. 667 Market street. San Francisco, Cal. 

/CYGNET PETROLEUM CO. 

Capital ,..$150,000 

50,000 shares at $3, 

Location — Fresno county. 

Directors— Chas. L Fair, J. C. B. Hebbard, Ghas 
J. Heggerty, Chas. A. Lee, John C. McEIroy. 

Office— 561 Parrott Building. 

Tel.— South 184. 

CALIFORNIA MUTUAL OIL COMPANY. 

Capital, $500,000; 500,000 shares at$i. Location 
N ^of NE U, S28 T28, R28 E, Kern Kiver Dis 
trict; NE U S 12, T 27, R 26 E, Poso District 
Kern county; Rancho La Purissima, Lornpoc Dis- 
trict, Santa Barbara Countv. Offiers— John H 
Wise, President; Wm. H Busch, Vice President; 
Arthur B Price, Supt; Depository, Wells, Fargo 
& Co's Bank; E A Kluegel, Secretary. Office, No 
212 Sansome street, San Francisco, Cal. Tele- 
phone, Main 683 Stock selling at par 

J7QUITABLE OIL CO. 

Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5. 

Locat,on: Kern county: Southwest % of section 

township 25 south, range 17 east, M D M. 

Officers: Chas Bone, president; J H Sayre, sec- 
retary; Eugene de Sabla, M A Christesen and R 
C Atkins. 

Office: 405 Montgomery street, room 5. j 

FAMOSA OIL & INVESTMENT COMPANY 
Incorporated August 22 1900, under the laws 
of South Dakota. Capital, $350,000. Nunber of 
shares, 350,000. Land, 320 acres— 160 acres in 
Kern River district, 160 acres in Sunset district. 
All stock guaranteed by the Pacific Coast Under- 
writers' Association. Officers— President, John P 
Albro, San Francisco, vice-president, A J Muuton, 
San Francisco, secretary, T A Shepard, Oakland, 
general manager, S D Miner, Oakland, treasure- 
Germania Loan & Trust Company. Directors-r 
John P Albro, A J Muntou, T A Shepard, S D 
Miner, Capt E F Whitney, Frank Du Bois, Geo 
\V Magwood. Office— 393 Parrott buildinp, San- 
ancisco. 



The Great American is now putting up a standard 
. rig and drilling will commence just as scon as the 
machinery can be put in place. The company has 
ample funds in its treasury to complete its first well and 
in view of this fact the directors have decided to in- 
crease the price of stock from 15c to 30c per share on 
Dec. 15, 1900. All orders received up to aud including 
that date will be issued at the 15c rate. 

MOSTBLLBR & ALLEN, Gen'l. Agts 

565-566 Parrott Bldg. San Francisco 



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ERCULES Oil Co. 



Capital $100,000. 100,000 shares at $1.00 

Location SW% of section 4, township 23 S, R 
16 E, Fresno county in the Kreyenhagen District. 
Directors— Rndolph Mohr, Jno. F. Seymour, Fred 
P. Plagemann, Leo Pockwitz, Adolph Loesbach 
Office— 39 Flood Bldg 

XNTER NOS OIL & DEVELOPMENT CO 

Capital . $400,000 

400,000 shares at $1 par value. 

Location: 410 acres in different sections of the 
McKittrick and Sunset districts in Kern county. 

Officers and Directors — M C Nunan, president; 
A M Cox, vice president; J FHarris, treasurer; M 
L Culver, secretary; CW Duffie, superintendent 
of construction; Andrew Christensen, Jas A Wil- 
son, Frank Serveria, C M Culver. 

Office: Rooms 39 and 40, Crocker building, San 
Fra'ncisco, Cal. 

Office hours from 10 am to 4 p in. 



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ONTEREY OIL DEVELOPMENT CO. 



Capital $1 , 000,00 

1,000,000 snares at $1 each. 

Location of lands: Coaltngn oil fields, Fresno 
county, 160 acres; Panoche oil fields, San Benito 
county, 160 acres; Monterey county oil belt, 428c 
acre2. 

Officers: Dr J L Roberts, president; J B S Malt- 
by, vice-president; J F Moore, secretary; D J 
Houghton, treasurer; Bank of Monterey, deposi- 
tory. 

Office at Monterey City, Cal. 



INDEPENDENCE OIL CO. 



Capital $6oo,oo' 

600,000 shares at $1. 

Location: Oil City, on theSW^ of the NE}£ of 
Sec, 28, T. 19 S., R. 15 E-, Fresno county, and 
within a half mile of the famous Section 20. 

Officers: W C Herbert, president ; L L Nelson. 
vice-president; Duncan Hayne, William Craig, 
Dr J S Potts, Brewton A Hayne. secretary; Union 
rust Com p any, treasurer and depository, 
Office: Room 435 Parrott Building. S. F. 



MOUNT SHASTA OIL AND DEVELOP 
ment Company. Incorporated July 10. 1900 
Capital $250,000; Number of shares', 250,000. 
Lands, 1120 acres— 650 iu Shasta county, 50 in 
Colusa .Couuty, 200 in Napa couuty and 220 in 
Yolo county. Officers— President Thos. A. Fin- 
nel, vice- president S B de Silva, treasurer Ed. 
win R La wson; secretary, Dr, F. Plymire. Di- 
rectors — W A Harvey, M. D., Edwin R Lawson- 
Dr. F A Plymire. Highland F. Finnell, D. B. 
Plymire, M. D. Office, room 44, 6 Eddy street, 
St.. Ann's Building, San Francisco. Telephone 
Red, 5321. Adolphus E. Graupuer, attorney for 
company. 



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L N T OIL COMPANY. 



Capital stock $500,000 

500,000 shares, par value, $1 per share. 

Location: 320 acres in the Great Coalinga Dis-' 
trict. The land is described as the VJ% of section 
3, township 19, south, range 14 east, M D B and M 

Of rice— 552 Parrott building, San rancisco, Cai 



OHIO OH, COMPANYOF SAN FRANCISCO 
Capital stock 300 000— $1 each. This com- 
pany owns and controls 320 acres in the Fresno- 
San Benito district, and 800 acres in Contra Costa 
county. Officers and directors— B F McKiuley, 
president; W H Russell, vice-president C C 
Gleaves, secretary and manager; Columbian Bank- 
ing company, treasury; W E Am'arnin, general 
suerintendent; D P Kellogg; E A Gilbert, A P 
Shepard, directors. Office— 606 Hearst (Examiner 
Building, San Francisco. ) 



>OINT RICHMOND OIL COMPANY. 

Incorporated August 7. 1900 Capital $100,000 
Number of shares 100,000 Land in Contra Costa 
County Officers and directors — President, Henry 
B Russ, capitalist; Vice President, J C Martin, 
road foreman of engines S P R R Co. Treasurer, 
I W Taber, President Taber Photo Co. Secretary, 
Arthur Wheeler, attorney S D Woods, member 
of Congres for Second District, Stocktons A Kel- 
ler, agent S P R RCo. Alameda Point J O Denny, 
journalist, San Francisco. Office, room 4:, fifth 
floor. Mills Building, San Francisco, Telephom*, 
Main 1765. i 



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KXCKUDKUll, COMPANY 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5 

Location. Los Angeles county. 

Officeis and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- 
dent; Wendell Easton vice-president; W S 
Armstrong, secretary; F W Sumner, E W Run- 
yon, George W Henderson. H F Bulwer, Geo. 
Easton, J L Rathbjne. C S Benedict. 

Office: 6^8 Market street. San Francisco Cal 



SECTION STX OIL COMPANY. Incorporated 
underthe laws of Arizona (nou-asses.=able). 
Capital, $ $00,000. Number of shares, 300,000. 
Land, 750 acres in Poso creek and Kettleman dis- 
tricts, Kern county. Officers and Directors— H 
Lacy, president. San Francisco; W H Shafer, C E. 
first vice-president, Selma; Tyree A Bell, second 
vice-president, Fresno; Ambrose Harris, secre- 
tary, San Francisco; W T Baggett and H L Gear, 
attorneys, San Francisco. M Boehm, W H East 
man. D G Dexter, Dr J E de S Bettencourt, San 
Francisco, Germania Trust Company, treasurer, 
Hon C H Acres, Arizona representative. Offices, 
611, 612, 613 Hearst building. San Frcncisco 



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AN ARDO CONSOLIDATED OIL CO. 



Capital , $roo,noo 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location: San Ardo. di trict. Monterey county 
320 acres, towships 22 S., range 9 E., and 22 S. 
range 10 E. 

Officers and Directors— President, G. W. Fletch 
er, vice-president, J. S. Foulds, treasurer, B. A. 
Woithingtou. H. J. Small, E. E. Wade, A. W. 
Colver, K. C. Newell. 

Office— Ro om 9, second floor, Mills huild ln g, San 
AN JOSE PETROLEUM CO. OF PAXOCHR 



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Capital $500.oou 

500,000 shares, par vaiue, $1 . 

Location: Panoche District. San Benito county 
California, 640 acres east half section 12, township 
15 south, rauge 11 east; west half section 7, town 
ship 15 south, range 10, east. 

Officers and Directors— H WCoukling.presi 
der*- Allen Brant, vice-president; D A Porter" 
seci^_jry; C A Bothwell, treasurer; JC Conkling- 
S H Langford, J C Griffith aud C H Field. 

Brant and Brown, attorneys. 

Office : Room 1, 85 S First st., San Jose, Cal. 



COLANO OIL AND DEVELOPMENT CO. 

Incorporated under the laws of the state of Ari- 
zona, October 3, 1900. 

Capital stock,- 200,000 shares, valued at $1 per 
share, or $200,000. 

Location: 1200 acres in Solano county, Califor- 
nia, three miles from Vallejo and within two 
miles of San Francisco Bay. 

Officers: I. Freeman, president; Max Kahn, 
vice-president; M. M. Kahn, secretary, Hugo D. 
Newhouse, attorney. 

Depository: First National Bank of San Fran- 
cisco. 

Safe Deposit Vaults, Union Trust company, San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Directors, E. Pander, M. M. Kahn, Max Kah>:, 
W. D. New>iouse, B. Heyman, Arizona Repre- 
sentative. I Freeman. Office, 1327 and. 1329 mar- 
ket street, San Francisco. 



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URETY OIL COMPANY. 



Capital". $600,000 

600,000 shares par value $1.00 each. 
Location, 240 acres in section 20 and 29 T 3 N R 

16 W, S B M. Lo-i Angeles County, Cajif., Newhall 

district 
j'Officer> and. Directors, M Esternaux President, 

Ge\ Oreely King, Vice-President, T. H. Peanie, 

Secretary. I). A Thieme, M. C. While. 

Farmers and Merchants Banks, depository. 
Office, 102 Henne Block, Los Angeles, Calif, 



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REAL NORTHERN OIL CO. OF OAKLAND 

Capital $250,000 

250,000 shares at $1 

125,000 shares of treasury stock. 

Location ol property, Gleuu County, Calif,, 2,200 

acres, near Elk Creek, in btouey Creek Mineral 

district. 

Officers, B F Arnold, Presidoat, Geo A Gray, 
Secretary. 
Office, 476 Tenth street, Oakland, 













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Capital $i ,000,000 

1 ,000,000 shares at $ 1 . 
Location: .-4" ICTC9 in McKiltricJ and 

officers: Hon [oho H shine, president; W K 
Thomas, 1st vice-pmrident; T A Bell, 3d vice* 
;tt; Ambrose Harris, secretary; J* S Tult 
Oon V. P Colfjan, I N Pattiaon, M P i.evy 
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S. Oil. AND MINING CO. 



Capital $.300,000. 

Par value, Ji per shim-. 
Location: j?o acres in Kern Rivet District. 160 
acres in section :•;. 11 --'4 Sunset district, near Blotl- 
Rett & Jewett wells, 1 10 acres on fraction 26, 12-24, 
nea 'Monarch, adjoining Jewett, Blndgett & Bea 
gus ter. I,. M. Underwood, president, 1- Kt-tellnit 
sect :1a ry. 

Office — 21: 19th street, Bakersfield, Ca. 



%V1UD GOOSE Oil, CO, 

Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $}. 

Location: 8^0 acres in HumLc'*U county. 

Officers: Claus Kroeger president; A. F Coffin 
vice-president; H C Tildeo, E L Dow, N H Eaton 
1, F Swain, secretary. 

Office: 327 Pine street, San Franciso, Cal. 
Telephone — Main 671 



UOUKN CRUDE OIL CO. 

Capital $250,00 

100,000 shares at $2.50 

Location, Los Angeles coun» 3 . 

Officers and directors: Henry J Cocker, pres 
ident; Wendell Easton, vice-president; W S Arm- 
strong, secretary; J L Rathbone, E W Run- 
yon, C S Benedict, Geo. Easton, Jno F Merrill, F- 
W Sumner and Geo W Henderson. 

Office 638 Market street, San Francisco 



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Iron Tanks, Rig Iron Outfits, Drilling and Fishing Tools 

And everything needed to drill and operate 

Oil, Gas & Artesian Wells 

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Natural Gu Plants a Specialty. Cable address, "Boang" A B C & Private Code* 

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Special attention given to the 
analysis of Oils, and to the tests o 
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minerals held by the Land De- 
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STOCK BROKER. 



(>28 Laughlin Building, Cos Angeles.Cal. 



Oil Stock Investments paying \i to 2 
ser cent, per mouth. Active Repre- 
peutative Wanted. Correspendence In- 
vited. 



Pacific Oil Reporter 



For Sale At 
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A Splendid Opportunity 



Fok Investment 



Mt. Diablo Oil Company 



In section 30, 28-28, Kern River 
District. Has one good pro- 
ducing well and the second well 
is nearly finished. Price of 
stock $1 per share. 

We also have for sale or lease any 
part of section 26, township 32 
south, range 23 east, Sunset 
District, or. reasonable terms. 

Room 623 Laughi.in Bi.dc. 

I. os Angeles, Cai.. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



The Barrett Oil Well Swivel Wrench J|"=^^ g I QJJ^ LANDS 




Drilllers, to be successful, should use the best and latest appliances 

as it is LABOR, TIME AND MONEY SAVED. 

It is only necessary to have one of these wrenches for all sized bits 
You simply change the top plates, which have different sized squares 
or suit different sized bits. 



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J. Barrett, 



Alleghany, Pa. 



Kern River 
Oil Land. 

Proven territory on line of Railroad for sale. Splendid chanc 
or those about to form an oil oornpany. 

This is on the Grace Oil Company's tract, which has been drilled 
upon and proven to be fine territory. Oil wells also to 
the north, east and west. We have nothing cheap to 
offer. This is no wildcat, but proven valuable oil land 
in the best known field in California. Railroad runs 
through property. Storage Company's tanks on adjoining 
tract. 

NEWTON, CARMEN & SOMES 

S. C. MASON, Agent, 101 Chronicle building 



Pacific Coast Machinery Company 



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earn for fuel and gas al 
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our specialty. Oil deliv- 
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lank wagon or drum. 
Bakersfield', McKittrick or 
Coalinga oil in any quan- 
tity, long time contracts or 
otherwise. Lowest prices, best and most economical equipment. Everything 
guaranteed. We also manufacture the Larkin Oil Filter for filtering dynamo and 
machinery oils, in addition to our fuel oil business we are also agents for the 
Stirling Water Tube Boiler, St. Louis Car Company, Missouri Car and Foundry 
Company, and the G. D. Boiler Cleaner Company. If you are thinking of using 
Crude Petroleum for fuel give us a call. ° 

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For Sale or to Lease 



Thousands of acres of No. i OIL LAND in the 



Kern River, McKittrick and Sunset Districts 

including some of the very best Sunset properties. 



James R. T. Mershon 

Oil Land and Stockbroker, Rooms 537, 538, 539 Parrott Building 
San Francisco, Cal. 



Companies promoted and assisted in the raising cf their development 
funds. 

Promoter of the Following Companies. 

The Monarch Oil Co. of Arizona, Prudential Oil Com= 
pany, of Arizona, the Lion Oil Co., of Arizona, the J. S- 
Potts Oil Land and Development Co, Sunset Center 
Oil and Developing Company of Arizona, Vesuvius Oil Co 

of Arizona, and Tiger Oil Co. of Arizona all in the Sunset district 
Kern county. 



I have a few choice pieces located in the 
oil belt of KERN, McKITTRICK and 
COALINGA districts that can be had at 
reasonable figures. 



Will Bear Inspection 



WM. D. MACKAY 
1302 Clans Spreckels Building 
Tele hone Main 5791 SiaFr.iiUjj 



Propositions Wanted 

For Boring 
Oil Well 

2000 Feet More or Less. 

VACAVILLE OIL CO., 
J.N Rogers, Secretary. 



UNDEVELOPED OIL LANDS 

f Should be Protected (Jg? 
By Scrip Locations.® 



U.S. Scrip and warrants for surveyed 
nd unsurveyed lands for sale and guar- 
anteed by 

F. A. HYDE, 
415 Mongomery s 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



15,000 Acres 

CHOICE OIL LANDS 



Cantua and Coalinga districts 
Fresno county. 

$3 to IO per acre 



Address W, A. DESBOROUGH 

990 Geary st, San Francisco. 
At Oil Exchange 11 to 3 p. m. 



A . C Zellerbach. A. Zellerbach 

A. ZELLERBACH & SONS 

THE PAPER HOUSE. 

416, 418. 4.20, 422, 424, 426 
Sansome St., San Francisco. 

Paper and Paper Bags, Twine 
and Supplies cf every description 
ncide ntal to tl e trade. 

We -arry the juar^est otoefc. Our prices are 
Equitable. 

Tei. Main, 1133. 



i,000 Shares of Oil Stock 

FOR SALE 



Monarch, Lion, Occi= 
dental, Salinas Oil and 
Development Co., Etc. 

Address 

S. S SIMON, Original Owner, 
573-574 Parrott Building 
Telephone, South 757. 

Oil Lauds given for development pur 
poses or for forming companies. 

BROWN & POWER 

Blank Book Mfs., Stationers, 

Printers 

Corporation Supplies. The best in San Frau . 
cisco. 60 different samples of certificates appro- 
priate for oil companies to choose from. 

406 California Street, 
Tel., Main 1070 San Francisco 



CALIFORNIA PETROLEUM MINERS' 
ASSOCIATION. 

Incorporated May 28, 1900. 



OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 

L- Perry Crane president 

O.A. Lane 1st vice-president 

J. C. Kirkpatrick. . .2nd vice-pres. 

E. D. Berri 3d vice-president 

Dr. C. T. Deane treasurer 

W. B. Simmons. . . secretary 

Prof. B. B. Heald, G. H. Jones, 
W. B. Winn, Gen. J. M. Gleaves 
and B. Marks. 

The object of this Association i-; 
to promote the interests of the 
oil industry of California and to 
furnish a bureau of information. 
It is establishing Eastern agentss 
consisting of reputable banker- 
and brokers in all the large East, 
ern cities, who shall represent oil 
companies who are members of 
this Association in the sale of 
their stock. 

It is admitting to membership 
only those companies whose affairs 
can pass the rigid examination 
which is compelled by the Asso- 
ciation. This examination is made 
by the attorneys of the law de- 
partment, Hon. G. W. Baker and 
Edward H. Stearns, and by the 
membership committee of the 
board of directors. 

Applications for membership 
can be obtained together with the 
necessary blanks by applying 
either in person or by letter to 
he president or secretary of the 
Association at its office, room 33, 
2d floor, Mills building, San 
Francisco. 

Eastern and Foreign corres- 
pondents. 



S.S. SIMON 



Original owner of Oil Lands in 
KERN 

MONTEREY and 
SANTA BARBARA 
Counties 



Forty to one huudred'acres of free 
and given for development. 

Address 364 Parrott Building 

San Francisco. 
Oil Lands Experted. 



Opportunities for Investment 



Our Drillers Are 
Rapidly 

Nearing A 
the Oil Sana 




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The price of 

this Stock 

has Advanced 

to 75 cents 

a Share 



Office: Rooms 417-418 Parrott Building, No. 855 Market St., San Francisco Phone. Howaid 346 

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Kern County HCKITTRICK DISTRICT California 

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Grand Pacific Oil Co.'s Well No. I, Contra Costa County. 

Stockholders in the GRAND PACIFIC OIL COMPANY Possess three 

Extra Adv an tages. 

FIRST — The stock covers 2627^ acres of the best oil land in five of the best oil distiicts as follows 
SECOND— Stock is absolutely Non- Assessable. 

3d LaP^£ OanitSllZatOn By wn ' cn successful development is absolutely 

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Snuset and McKittrick District, Kern County 
Coalinga District, Fresno County. Kettleman District, Kings County. 

and Contra Costa County 

12,ooo SharesSold in One Day. 

One Hundred Thousand Shares Sold in Less than Three Months 

Second 100,000 shares now selling rapidly at $1.00 per share; will probablybe sold by January 15, when 3d 
100,000 shares will be placed on the market at $2.50 per share. 

The Officers of the Company are all well-known business and professional men 

A. G. Deardorff. President X Directors. 

J.M.Merrell Vice-President 6 —z- .„ ,, „ _, _ , .,.,, 

J 5 J. M. Merrell E. H. Baxter J. A. Miller 

JohnCUoice Secretary * John Choice j c Sala F.A.Berlin 

Mells-Fargo Bank Depository f R L R . gdon A Q Deardorff 

F. A. Berlin Attorney 6 

Franklin Person Superintendent Agencies 9 

Office, Rooms 412, 413, 414 Parrott Building, SAN FRANCISC ^ Tel *»«• ^. 

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We own 160 acres and have a lease of 20 — 180 acres in all, all located in the famous Kern River Oil District. Ownership 
means an absence of costly litigation to protect title. We own all machinery upon our land, including two Standard drilling rigs. 

Progressive management, demonstrated by following facts: Incorporated on October 15th, 1900, and on December 6th (51 
days thereafter) had two wells in oil. Location of property insures large profit from all oil shipped, because near railroad. 
No costly "hauling" to prevent any profit on shipment. Title to property U. S. patent, meaning an asset behind stock. 

** Our reliability and progressiveness not an experiment. Proven by record ol Sterling Oil and Development Company. The 
Sovereign is under same management. Prospectus and maps are free for the asking. 



10,000 shares at 75 cents per share, 
reserved by company. 



Orders filled in rotation of receipt, and the right to revoke this offer, without notice, is 






Sovereign Oil Company 



I 35=86 Crocker Building 




San Francisco, Cal. 



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Development Co. 

1,000,000 Shares, $1 each. 
• 2000 Acres in Monterey County 

DIRECTORS 

C. A. Burcham, J. E. Baker, N. A. Dorn 

W. J. Ellis, S. S. Simon; 
Nevada Bank, depository. 



alinas Oil and 

Capital Stock, $1,000,000 

Stock Non=Assessable. 

OFFICERS 

Wm. N. McCarthy president and treasurer 

J. J. Gunn vice-president 

J. B. Olsen, secretary 

Jno. C. Quinn, superintendent 



State Mineralogist Prof. A. S 
Cooper last week examined our 
property and reports to us in part 
as follows: 

"I have exan ined that part of 
your property adjoining the bitu- 
minized sand deposit, and find that 
the axis of the San Antonio anti- 
cline passes through this property. 
That the shales constructing the 
anticline are highly bituminized. 
The axis and strike of the anticline 
runs S. 35 E. and N. 35 W. This 
anticline is made very conspicuous 
on account of the white leached 
shales. The northeast dip of the 
anticline are sandstone strata filled 
with viscous bitumen. Near the 
axis of the anticline the shales are 
highly silicated and are black in 
color.and this color is owing to the 
presence of bitumen when they 
were silicated. After they were 




icified the shales were cracked 
and seamed each crack and seam, 
however minute, has been filled 
with ascending viscous bitumen. 
A large number of springs contain- 
ing sulphurated and carbureted 
hydrogen are found near the apex 
of this anticline. Mineral waters 
nearly always accompany bitumi- 
nous springs in California. 

Judging by analogous conditions 

existing in other oil fields, and in 
consideration of the geological 
conditions described, it is probable 
that petroleum oil may be obtained 
through wells drilled in this 
district. It is almost a certainty 
that carbureted hydrogen will be 
obtained having a high pressure. 
(This means a flowing well). 



"The property is easv of access. 
There is an abundance of wood 
and water on the ground to carry 
on the work of drilling and in the 
case of he construction of a pipe 
line the descent would be contin- 
uous to the railroad 

I am of the opinion that yo 

are justified in sinking wells." 

Mr. S. S. Simon, a successful ex 
pert and locator of wells, says: 
"The anticlines.shales.fossiliferous 
deposits, bituminous rock and 
other formations found upon this 
property, and which indicate the 
presence of oil, are the finest and 
most perfect of any in this state. 
I am satisfied this district will be 
found to be a lake of oil." 



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Rig is Being erected and operations Begin at once 

For a limited time stock may be had at the office of the company at 15 cents a share. 
For further information apply to J. B. OLSEN, Secretary 

573*574 Parrott Building. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTEP 



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CALIFORNIA'S PETROLEUM. 

A Unique Oil Region mid an Industry that Has 
Begun an Enormous Expansion* 



California's petroleum industry 
has. within less than two year-. 
experienced a period of great ex- 
pansion, which has made it third 
in importance of the mineral in- 
dustries of the state in value of 
output, if it has not already, dur- 
ing the current year, risen to sec- 
ond place, while it progresses rap- 
idly to crowd for first place, in the 
future, the great gold mining in- 
dustry. 

But the value of the industry to 
California is not to be measured by 
the statistical figures which record 
the amount and market value of 
the production. It has an indirect 
and far grrater significance to the 
commonwealth so long known as 
the Golden State. It is now rap- 
idly supplying the chief industrial 
need of California— a cheap and 
efficient fuel. With this blessing 
availab'e, this state will awaken 
rapidly to the large industrial life 
and prosperity which its geo- 
graphical position, its vast and 
varied resources and the commer 
cial awakening of the Pacific re- 
gion make part of its destiny 
With an abundant fuel supply 
equivalent to coal at $2 50 to $400 
per ton, manufactures will be en- 
abled to multiply and prosper in 
competition with other parts of 
the world. The petroleum indus- 
try is thus a basic one in this state, 
and will do for California what 
cheap coal has done for Pennsyl- 
vania and Alabama. 

The crude oil output of Califor- 
nia in 1900 will be between 4.000,- 
000 and 5,000,000 barrels, so rapid 
has been the recent increase of 
production. In 1899 it was 2,677,- 
875 barrels, to which figure it had 
steadily advanced year by year. 
Its allied products were : Asphalt- 
um, 15,060 tons; bituminous rock, 
40,321 tons; natural gas, 115,110,- 
000 cubic feet. 

During 1900 the expansion has 
been remarkable, its leading 
features being the development of 
the wonderful Kern River field, 
and a widespread turning to this 
industry on the part of the general 
public and on the part of capital, 
resulting in an energetic prospect- 
ing of new fields, widely distributed 
throughout the length of the state. 

The petroleum resources of Cali- 
fornia are enormous and their 
development has hardly begun. 
The formations which are oil- 
bearing extend throughout the 
length and breadth of the coast 
range, a distance of 900 miles, and 



underlie the whole of the great 
central valley, comprising over 
40,000 square miles of these forma- 
tions which are in places two miles 
thick. The developed territory 
does not aggregate too square 
miles, while geological and surface 
indications point to profitable 
stores of oil under thousands of 
square miles of territory. 

This state has a number of fea- 



tures making it unique among the 
oil regions of the world. One is 
the geological structure. In the 
eastern and most other producing 
reg ion* , the oil-yielding strata, 
whie deflected and folded more or 
less, lie comparatively horizontal 
and seldom outcrop. 

In California. with one exception, 
the fields, developed and prospec- 
tive, present the intcrstratified oil 
sands dipping at high angles down 
the sides of anticlinal folds. These 
strata have been greatly folded, 
ci ntorted and broken. Hence the 
oil fields are narrow belts covering 
the width of the incline of the 
strata. Prospecting is generally 
difficult and uncertain. Only in 
the Kern River field do these sands 




! . 

lie flat under a wide area. Other 
similar fields, and great ones, will 
be discovered under the floors of 
the San Joaquin and Sacramento 
valleys, where only natural gas 
, has yet been developed. 

The depths of the productive 
oil sands in many places in Cali- 
fornia are phenomenal, ranging 
up to 400 feet. One unique feat- 
ure is the submarine oil field at 
Summerland, where oil wells are 
sunk from wharves extending far 
out into the ocean. In their na- 
ture California oils, while varying 
much in gravity and chemical com- 
position, are as a rule heavy oils, 
with an asphalt rather than a par- 
affine base, and they contain a 
high proportion of carbon to hy- 
drogen, which, with the frequent 
presence of nitrogen and sulphur, 
makes them afford but a compara- 
tively small percentage of illumin- 
ating oil, and that of a rather poor 
quality. While they afford valu- 
able lubricants and other products 
of distillation, their chief value is 
in their use as fuel. 

The California field is, and will 
probably remain an isolated one 
to a great degree. Its product is 
not in a commercial position to 
stimulate competition with other 
fields in the world's markets. No 
foreign trade has been established 
or sought, except for asphalt, but 
the great future increase of refin- 
ing will undoubtedly place the 
refined products in foreign mar- 
kets. So far the output has been 
consumed within the state and so 
great are the possibilities of the 
home consumption that California 
will be able to take care of an in- 
crease of millions of barrels in the 
output. 



Oil being Flumed from a Kern River Well. 



Bulletin No. 19 on the "Oil and 
Gas Yielding Formations of Cali- 
fornia," by W. L. Watts of the 
State Mining Bureau, has just 
been issued. It is a splendid work 
of 240 pages copiously illustrated 
with half-tones, diagrams and maps 
and is distributed free for postage 
to residents of the state by the 
State Mining Bureau. 




An Oil Train on the Branch Railroad to the Kern River Field. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



GREAT IS THE FUTURE. 



State Mineralogist Cooper 

Says the Industry Has 

but Started. 



State Mineralogist A. S. Cooper 
has made petroleum a special study 
for many years, both in its scien- 
tific and practical aspects, and is 
thoroughly familiar with the petro- 
leum resources of the state in 
general and the important fields in 
particular. He is not only confi- 
dent but enthusiastic in regard to 
the future of the oil industry in 
California, believing that the in- 
dustry has yet hardly acquired a 
start. The other day he expressed 
that confidence in a brief general 
discussion of the industry that will 
have great interest to oil men. 

"We have not yet started to 
develop the oil resoruces of Cali- 
fornia," declared Mr. Cooper. 
"The entire territory developed 
and producing does not amount to 
ioo square miles and there are 
40,000 square miles in which oil 
may be found. Besides the large 
area covered by oil yielding for- 
mations, the oil sands in this state 
are unusually thick. In Pennsyl- 
vania the deepest oil sands are 100 
feet and in some productive eastern 
fields the oil-yielding strata are 
from one to a few feet thick. 
There are many places in this state 
where the deposits of bituminous 
sand are 150 to 300 feet thick 
Think of the Kern river field with 
400 feet of sand and one-tenth of 
it oil! 

"There is an immense area in 
which there are not only possibili- 
ties but probabilities of oil being 
found. The whole central valley 
of the state is is full of possibilities. 
There is no good reason why other 
fields like the Kern River should 
not exist under the San Joaquin 
valley. The Kern river field is a 
half-dome on the east side ot the 
upper portion of the valley. The 
entire valley was raised in mass 
and the east side was raised more 
than the floor on the west side. 
The erosion from the Sierra 
Nevadas has been the heaviest 
and the detritus has tended to 
throw the drainage to the east side. 
The hydrostatic pressure is to- 
wards the west where denudation 
and waterfall less, hence the oil 
floating on top of the water in the 
porous strata would rise toward 



theeast where the strata arehighe 
The sedimentary rocks underlying 
the Kern fields and yielding its 
oil are necessarily of the same 
geological age and character as 
those underlying the entire central 
valley, and under the same con- 
ditions there is no reason why 
they should not be as heavily 
bituminized. That they are bitu- 
minized is proved by the natural 
gas developed at Stockton and 
elsewhere. The strata underlying 
the valley do not lie perfectly flat 
and it is nonsense to suppose that 
there are no flexures, foldings or 
domes presenting slightly tilted 
sandstones and shales, saturated 
with petroleum, which ascends to 
the apex of a dome on account of 
the buoyancy of the water. In 
the south end of the valley the 
sedimentary rocks are probably 
shallow and are much thicker in 
the central portion. They are here 
much more deeply covered by 
alluvium, which at Stockton is 
found to be nearly 2000 feet deep. 



The natural gas from the Stockton 
wells, which analysis proves to 
come from petroleum, proves the 
presence of the latter in that 
region. For the reasons stated 
the stores of oil are more likely 
east of Stockton and, except in the 
case of possible domes under the 
central part of the valley, what- 
ever undiscovered fields like the 
Kern river may exist, are probably, 
along the east side of the valley. 
Natural gas is found elsewhere 
through the San Joaquin and 
Sacramento valleys. 

" The natural gas in this valley, 
by the way, is not free gas accumu- 
lated in the tops of domes, as in 
the East, but exists in solution in 
water. The free gas is likely 
small in amount because the forma- 
tions are so much broken that it 
has escaped. It is confined in the 
water under pressure, as in cham- 
pagne, and when the waters are 
tapped as in the Stockton wells, 
which are about 2,000 feet deep, 
the gas escapes from the depth 
where the pressure of the column 
of water allows it to do so. 

"There is thus every probability 
of the existence of a great amount 




Wells of Monarch Oil Company, Sunset District. 



of petroleum under the Central 
valley. If a dome exists under 
the valley, it would probably prove 
the biggest oil field in the world. 
The rock strata are so deeply 
buried with alluvium that pros- 
pecting for oil is pure wildcatting, 
but some day somebody will drill 
a water well, find gas, go deeper 
and discover an oil field. By the 
way, several wells of the Kern 
River field reach 500 feet below 
the level of the ocean. 

" The state is full of possibilities 
elsewhere, prospecting and de- 
velopment are rapid. The gap 
between the Sunset and McKit- 
trick districts in the Coast Range 
foothills on the east side of the 
valley, is being fast closed. The 
McKittrick district has been ex- 
tended northerly five miles to the 
Temblor field, where the Climax 
company has five wells, but they 
have not gone out from the anticline 
for enough for deep wells. Bor- 
ing is proceeding along this gap. 
. "The next gap in this foothill line 
extends thirty miles to the Devil's 
Den district, where wells are going 
down in promising territory, but 
they have not struck the combina- 
tion yet. All along this gap are 
white shales, mineral springs, seep- 
ages, outcroppings of sandstones 
and other favorable indications. 
They are bound to develop oil in 
this region some day. 

The same indications extend 
through the Kreyenhagen field 
and on to the Coalinga, sixty miles 
north of McKittrick. They have 
not half begun to develop the Coa- 
linga field. The anticlinal fold 
here is contorted and not well de- 
veloped and the strata dip at a 
high angle. Production in this 
field will necessarily decrease if 
new wells are not developed, but 
the field is not exhausted by any 
means. They must go deeper and 
findsands in other places. 

" North west of Coalinga 24 miles 
is the Vallecitos anticline, in San 
Benito county, about nine miles 
long. This will probably prove a 
good territory. Four wells are be- 
ing drilled in the Vallecitos 
valley. North of this four miles 
on a parallel anticline the Union 
Oil Company has four yielding 
wells and this will probably be a 
good field. 

" The country from Vallecitos 
through the counties to Mount 
Diablo is practically unprospected 
and there is no good reason why 
oil should not be found through 
that whole country. Toward the 
coast in the counties of San Benito, 




Puente Oil Wells Looking South from Puente Hills. 



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OIL REFINING TO BOOM. 



Millions <>f.' Barrel* w ill 
Be Consumed In Pro- 

-*s> of Distillation. 

..ill and crude attempt 
refining California petroleum were 
begun in the decade of tin 
and continued intermittently for a 
generation before adequate capital 
and facilities and commercial con- 
ditions made the industry . 
tablishcd Mice 

To-day, although but a fail 
has been made, the rcfin;t 
California oils is far more extensive 
than is generally comprehended. 
'. statistics are not obtainable 
but competent authorities place 
the capacity of the refineries of 
this state at 150,000 barrels per 
month or 1,800,000 barrels per 
year. The refineries thus cut an 
enormous figure in the consump- 
tion of the crude output and this 
and the sure promise of a great 
and early increase of refineries 
and of the capacity of present 
ones, gives further strong warrant 
to the prediction that consumption 
will practically keep pace with 
production in the future. The 
present value of the products of 
California oil refineries is about 
$3,000,000 per year. 

California oils, even the lighter 
oils, principally of Southern Cali- 
fornia, which are mainly used, yield 
a low percentage and a low grade 
of illuminaling oils, and such oils 
are not the chief product of refin- 
ing, as with the Pennsylvania pe- 
troleum. That oil yields from 50 to 
80 per cent of the best illuminating 
oil in the world. California oils, 
like those of most of the world's 
fields, are of a heavier gravity and of 
a different chemical composition. 
It has an asphaltum instead of a 
paraffine base, and the proportion of 
carbon to hydrogen is higher than 
in the Pennsylvania oil. Thisgives 
too little hydiogen to consume the 
carbon, and the oil burns with a 
sooty flame. It generally contains 
nitrogen and often sulphur, and 
this gives a disagreeable odor when 
burned. A light California oil 



5 per cent of a fair 
grade of illuminating oil, and 
ago its production was pushed by 
two large refineries in competition 
with the Standard Oil coni| 
This company, however, con- 
tracted for all the illuminating 
product ot the refineries, and has 
thus controlled it fbl several years. 
The California product is mixed 
with Eastern oils and sold as a low 
or medium grade illuminating oil. 

Other products are here of 
greater importance. The princi 
pal products of distillation are 
gasolines, naphtas. hen/ines, "dis- 
tillates." .is they are commercially 
known, illuminating oil, lubricat- 
ing oils, fuel residuum and 
asphaltum Little of the finer by- 
products of refining is included in 
the out put and the re fining methods 
are simpler than iu leading eastern 
refining plants. 

The gasolines and naphtas are 
used in gas plants, for fuel and 
illuminating, for stoves and all the 
varied uses to which these products 
are put. The distillates are used 
in nas making, in oil engines, etc. 
Gasoline and crude oil engines a r e 
multiplying rapidly in the west. 
The lubricating oils are of a high 
grade and great variety. The 
asphaltum finds a very great 
variety of uses and brings from $20 
to $25 a ton. It has been largely 
shipped to the east and Europe to 
be mixed with sand for paving, it 
is largely used in making protec- 
tive paints and varnishes and finds 
many applications in the useful 
arts. 

The Standard Oil company has 
just entered the refining field, 
which is a very significant de- 
velopment. The field is a large 



and profitable one. with a great 
and expanding market for the re- 
fined products, and this is destined 
to early cut a 1 iter figure 

in the oil industry of If. 
the stimulation of ; the 

increase of consumption, the 

and the industrial 
the state. 

The following comprise.'- ■ brief 
resume of the leading oil refining 

plants of California ixist 

at the present time : 

The largest oil refinery in the 
state is the one of the Pacific Coast 
oil Company ot Alameda Point on 
San Prancisco Hay. This i- 
the oldest existing refinery. The 
plant comprises thirteen stills with 
a total daily capacity of 2215 bar- 
rels. The tankage provided is : 
for crude, 54,000 barrels; for refined 
I and by-products, 16,000 barrels. 
The crude oil conies mainly from 
the New hall district, Southern Cali- 
fornia, being transported in a tank 
steamer and a tank barge. Thirty- 
two men are employed. The pro- 
ducts are gasoline, illuminatingoil, 
lubricants, other distillates and 
asphaltum. 

The plant of the Union Oil Com- 
pany is at Oleum, Contra Costa 
county, on the bay shore, capacity, 
900 barrels. The products are ben- 
zine, illuminating oil, gas engine 
distillate, gas distillate, lubricating 
oils and asphaltum. 

The Paraffine Paint Company of 
San Francisco has a small plant at 
Emeryville, Alameda county, with 
a capacity of 180 barrels a day. 
Asphaltum, prepared for roofing 
and other paints, and various dis- 
tillates are the products. 

These are all the oil refineries in 
the bay region. The only other 
one " north of Tehachapi " is the 
Jewett & Blodgett refinery in the 
Sunset field, at the head of the 



I maltha 

■ me. produ 
nt: lubricating 

■ 

pbaltum, 55 per cent. 

The recent developments in the 
Sun ive greatly changed 

the conditions attending this plant. 
There are five refineries in Los 
Angeles county, foui being In the 
The largest 
one is that ot the I'lKiin Oil Com- 
pany at Chino, capacity, isoo bar- 
rels. It blished in 1895. 
A pipe line fifteen miles long 

VeySthe crude oil supply from the 
11 mi pa n> swells in the I'uente field. 

Tins company produces about 
i rude oil per 
year and has produced 1.500,000 
barrels. The company has s long 
term contract to supply the Chino 
beet sugar refinery with fuel oil 
and provides DOS) of this supply 

from its refinery, in 1899 the re- 
finery handled t30,ooo barrels of 

crude oil, the refined product being 
35,833 barrels. The output >vns 
11 ai uly as follows: gasoline, roj,- 
000 gallons; painters' benzine, 
50,000 gallons; water-white oil, 
00 gallons: gas engine dis- 
tillate. 900,000 gallons. 

The Franklin Refinery company 
has an 850-barrel plant at Los An- 
geles and iu 1S99 handled 20,000 
barrels of crude oil. The products 
are gasoline, gas engine distillate, 
gas distillate, green oil, lubricating 
oil and asphaltum. 

The Asphaltum Oil and Refinery 
company, Los Angeles, handles 
375 barrels of Fullerton oil daily 
and is about to double its capacity. 

The American Oil and Asphalt 
company, Los Angeles has the 
oldest refinery in that city, capa- 
city 675 barrels. The products 
are distillates aud asphaltum. 

The Southern Kenning company . 
has a new and small plant at Los 
Angeles, and the Hercules Oil 
Producing company has a capacity 
of 1,000 barrels a day. 

At Obispo, Los Angeles county, 
the Sunset Oil Refining company 
has a plant with a capacity of 
1,200 barrels per day. 



GREAT IS THE FUTURE. 

Continued from Page 7 

Sacta.Cruz, Monterey and San Luis 
Obispo, and down in Santa Barbara, 
the probabilities are great but these 
regions await the first successful 
driller. Here are anticlines, some 
fifty miles long, showing shales, 
bituminous rock, seepages, mineral 
springs, gas, etc., and the possi- 
bilities are large. Southern Cali- 
fornia fields are steadily being 
extended, and a great deal of pros- 
pecting is going on through an 
immense region north of San Fran- 
cisco bay. 

"There is a great future for Cali- 
fornia's petroleum. As production 
has hardly begun, so consumption 
has hardly begun." 




A lonely derrick by a tare exhibition of an anticlinal fold. Modelo Canyon, Ventura County. 



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Published Weelyk 

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Endorsed By the California Petroleum 

Miners' Association. 

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Office and Editorial rooms 

318 Pine Street, San Francisco 

Telepho ne, Bush , 176 

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of the Elsmere section. In Ven- 
tura county the Union pursues the 
te nor of its way and the general 
bustle of the industry has brought 
a number of small prospectors in 
to unusual activity. Summerland 
operators continue their strange 
invasion of the sea, and the coast 
counties to the north are still 
eagerly prospecting for the high 
gravity oil which is known to be 
there, but which has not yet been 
found in quantity. 



A Klondike Jewel 

The McKittrick field is noted for being 
the earliest explored in the San Joaquin 
Valley, for its asphaltum deposits, its 
enormous gas pressure and flowing wells, 
or gushers. The most noted of these 
was the McPherson, and near this the 
Klondike Jewel has secured a location 
being the owners of 240 acres in Sec 2 
30-21. This is a very valuable property 
and as oil has been struck on the adjoin 
l ng property, it will undoubtedly be on a 
dividend paying basis in a very short 
time. 



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1900 

With best wishes 
One Year and the compli- 

Gone, Another rnents of the 

Coming. season for its 

readers, the 
Pacific Oil Reporter makes its 
appearance before the public in 
its great annual edition. It is the 
desire of this paper to keep pace 
with the growing importance of 
the oil industry of California, anc 3 
to give an adequate representation 
of the business to the investing 
classes of America and Europe. 

The enormous increase in value 
and importance of the oil produc- 
tion of the state during the past 
year is second only to the great 
gold excitement of pioneer days, 
and one year more will see the oil 
industry yielding as much returns 
to the state as gold and silver min- 
ing. 

The year just beginning offers 
prospects for the oil industry equal 
to the splendid results of the one 
just passed. The fields of the 
North so long worked upon with- 
out results, seem more than ever 
before to be about to realize the 
expectations of those who have so 
persistently exploited them. 

In the South, the great fields of 
the San Joaquin valley, which at 
the beginning of the year were 
struggling with the practical ques- 
tions of development and showed 
only a few wells of moderate 
capacity, are now daily reporting 
enormous producers, whose owners 
are vainly attempting to check the 
output until adequate tankage can 
be provided. 

The Southern California fields 
continue their policy of conserva- 
tive expansion, showing a moderate 
but steady growth. The fields 
south of Eos Angeles, although 
they have thus far been developed 
to only a moderate extent, have 
made some sensational develop- 
ments which promise great things 
when the full extent of the terri- 
tory has been developed. 

The narrow Los Angeles city 
field is finding steady growth in 
its western extension; the Newhali 
field has shown some remarkable 
.•reaks in oils of different gravity 
in the same neighborhood and a 
tendency to develop the heavy oils 



THE NEW CENTURY WHITE OIL GUSHER. 



A New 
Element 



A significant 
feature of the 




Water-White Oil- 

The New Century Company, which, 
struck the famous "White oil gusher'' 
in the Newhali field, is down 700 feet in 
its No. 2, with the same formation as the 
first well, and expect to strike oil soon. 
About three months ago this company 
struck a flowing well of clear white oil of 
45 gravity, which gushed above the cas- 
ing at the rate of 100 barrels daily. The 
present production is 20 barrels. This 
remarkable oil is supposed to be the 
result of percolation through a hard for- 
mation, although it is not improbable 



that it may be a product of re-distillation 
by natural heat. A similar product, 
sometimes called "naphthaoil," has been 
found in Cuba and Mexico. 

An analysis of the oil is as follows by 
percentages : Petroleum ether, 3.66; 
gasoline 14.83; naptha 30. 33;benzine 17.67; 
light kerosene, 23.33; heavy kerosene oil, 
10.00; lubricating oil, none; residuum, 18; 
specific gravity, .79918, equivalent to 
45.14 deg. Baume. 

A sample of this oil may be seen at 
the Pacific Oii, Reporter Office. 




W. FORGIE 



Manufacturer 

OIL & GAS WELL • 
- - - RIG IRONS 

Sand Reels, Cants 
Arms and Pins. The 
Original Tool Wrench 
ng Jack, the best and 
heapest on the mar- 
ket. 



For prices, etc., inquire of 
D.HOOKER Los Angeles, Cal., W. FORGIE, Washington, 



Pa. 



About Our Fuel and Gas Oils 

If you can use Crude Petroleum or its Distillates, either as fuel under boil- 
ers, furnaces, brickkilns or forges, for the manufacture of gas or its enrich- 
ment, for gas engines and motors, or for stoves and house furnaces, I am 
ina position to supply them. Crude Petroleum, 14 to 24 degrees, and Dis- 
tillates (refinery products) from 20 to 50 degrees (Beaume). Higher gravi- 
ties if desired. Quotations for car loads only (150 bbls ) Southern Califor- 
nia isuow the producing and refining center for Cal fornia's Petroleum, and 
the best market in which to buy it or its products. Correspondence solicited 

Petroleum Broker, 211 Douglas Building - 
Third and Spring, LOS ANGELES , 



LJ-H, UCOL I1UUM.L 111 \\JJIl„J_l IU UU) 

LOUIS BLANKENHORN Ki 



new years out- 
look is the inter- 
vention of great capitalized com- 
panies in the California fields, 
concurrently with the breaking up 
and rehabilitation of the great 
pioneer corporations. Oil men have 
concurrent reports that the sale of 
the Chanslor & Canfield proper- 
ties at Coalinga to an English 
syndicate have been confirmed 
the purchase price being reported 
to be $1,850,000. and the territory 
involved in the neighborhood of 
4300 acres. Senator Bard is re- 
ported to have sold his interest in 
the Union Oil company and im- 
mediately afterward the company 
is reorganized with $10,000,000 
capital, the presumption being 
that the additional capital will be 
used to promote development with 
more activity than in the years 
past, during which the Union has 
pursued a course of very conserva- 
tive management. The Standard 
Oil company, which during all the 
time it has been operating on the 
Coast has confined itself strictly 
to the purchase and storage of 
r efin ec i oil, has branched out in a 
new direction, and come into the 
Kern River field as an agent for 
the purchase and storage of crude 
fuel oil, showing that it is in earn- 
est by the investment of money for 
storage tanks on a large scale one 
hundred thousand barrels at 
McKittrick and the same at Kern 
River. The reported sale of the 
Pacific Coast Oil Company's pro- 
perty is in a line with these trans 
actions. 

The oil men cannot do other- 
wise than congratulate themselves 
on the advent of capital to the 
coast. There is still a vast amount 
of oil territory which will require 
great capital to develop it, and 
when all the money avai'able has 
been brought in from the outside 
there will still be plenty of room 
for small investors, who will reap- 
the benefit of the experience of 
older and wealthier corporations. 

One mi llion 
Our Exchange's dollars in sales 
Splendid Record is a splendid 
record for the 
San Francisco Stock Exchange for 
the nine months of its existence, 
in exact figures $1,083,522.69, 
from March 20th, the date of the 
assimilation of the two exchanges, 
to Dec. 19, when the Reporter's 
stock report closed. The last 
week's business has passed all pre- 
vious records, the sales reaching 
$98,777.20, showing an increase of 
42 per cent, over the preceding 
week. The total for December so 
far is $229,995.20. 

The number of shares sold was 
70,090, at an average price of $1.24 
per share. At the usual commis- 
sion of 1 per cent, the oil broker- 
age busiress in San Francisoo is 
becoming a profitable one, and 
those who have stood by the Ex- 
change in its early days are now 
likely to be carried along on the 
wave of prosperity which in the 
coming year will overtake the oil 
business of California. 



PAC 



tL RF.PORTF.R 



FUEL OIL VALUES. 

Thomai Price on the Properties 
of Petroleum. 

Thomas Price, the widely known 
chemist and assayer of San Fran- 
\ given attention to 
petroleum as well as other min- 
eral products and is an eminent 
authority on the chemistry of 
California oils. The following brief 
and general statement is by him: 
.11 hydrocartion oils have, 
pound for pound, the same calorific 
values. If tn< lit oils the 

calorific value per barrel hi 
because they weigh less. Prom a 
practical point of view the evapora- 
tive value of the heavy Calitornia 
oils is 17.5 pounds of water evapo- 
9 degrees per pound 
of oil. Such oils weigh from 7.25 
pounds per gallon. Good 
bituminous coal will evaporate be- 
tween g and 12 pounds of water 
per pound of coal. When all 
economics are considered, it may 
be stated that on the average one- 
pound of oil is worth two pounds 
of coal. I have no doubt that im- 
provements in the methods of 
burning the oil will yield still 
better results. On the average 3 
o 3.5 barrels of oil are equal to 
one ton of good bituminous coal." 

The Famoso. 

Inquiries at the office of the 
Famoso Oil & Investment Company 
elecited the fact that matters are 
progressing in a most satisfactory 
way with this company. The pro- 
perty of the Famoso Company is 
situated in the Sunset, McKittrick 
and Kern River districts and is 
surrounded by producing wells so 
that the company is sure of getting 
oil in each district. None but 
treasury stock of the company is 
being sold and all money which 
is received from the sale of oil will 
be paid out in dividends to the 
stockholders. The stock of the 
company is underwritten by the 
Pacific Coast Underwriting Com- 
pany and is guaranteed by the 
Continental Building & Loan 
Association. 



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The Commonwealth 

Commonwealth Oil Company is situated 

nil 32, 26-28. Kern River district, contain- 
ing 320 acres of laud fully paid for., 
Their equipment of wagon, tanks, rig. 
engine etc is the most perfectobtainable' 
They are now down 583 feet with their 
first'well, and theopinionsof experts who 
have examined the formations passed 
through are most flattering. From pre- 
vent indications, it is almost certain that 
the oil sand will be struck in a few days. 
The company was organized with a capi- 
tal 1 if f 100,000; owns its tract paying no 
royalty; no salaried officials; all money is 
expended for work on the grounds and 
has no debts. The stock has never been 
on the market, as it was disposed of 
among the friends of the organizers. 
The object has been to make it as near 
a close corporation as possible. The 
stock is now selling at 75cts but is liable 
to an advance in the near future. 



The California Fortune 

This is one of the leading oil com- 
panies in California. It is incorporated 
under the laws of Arizona and the stock 
is absolutely non-assessable. Capital 
stock is $500,000 — 500,000 shares at a par 
value of $1.00 each. Tne companys 
land are located as follows : 320 acres 
United States patented land in the ftm- 
ous Colinga district, Fresno 'county, 
eighty acres in the McKittrick district and 
eighty acres in the Sunset, in Kern 
county, Cal. The first well will be drilled 
immediately, on the Sunset tract, wdiich 
adjoins and is bounded on three sides 
bv territory on which are flowing wells 
of great capacity. These are in close 
proximity to these proposed site of the 
conipmys well. This is right on the Oil 
Belt and success is almost assured. No 



qticnth in the dail . 



ippuu 



Pacific Coast 



Underwriting 

Company. 



!■;. D. Cooley, Pres; J. K. Firm- 
stone, Vice-Pres; W. B. Burrows, 
Sect'y; J- C. Currier, Treas; Guy 
C. Calden, Attorney. 

Main Office — 507-508-509 Parrott 
Building, San Francisco, Cal. Ca- 
ble address, "Firmstone." 

Branch offices: Los Angeles, 
Cal., 334 Wilcox Building; W. B. 
Burrows, Manager. London, Eng., 
Chas. F. Pierce, Manager. Port- 
land, Or.; Seattle, Wash.; Tacoma, 
Wash.; Vancouver, B. C. ; Boise, 
Idaho; L. L. Dillman, Manager, 
Seattle, Wash. 

Bond furnished to guarantee 
the par value of stocks. Compan- 
ies incorporated under the laws of 
any state or territory desired. 

25,000 ACRES OIL LANDS. 

Lands furnished for new incor- 
porations — lease, royalty or cash. 

Mining properties wanted. If 
you have any legitimate business 
proposition, call or address us. In- 
formation cheerfully given. 



In Sunset. 



The Kern Consolidated Oil company, 
recently organized, will soon be operating 
in sections 32 and 28, in the Sunset dis- 
trict of Kern county. The gentlemen 
connected with this company are some of 
the most energetic operators now in the 
oil fields. They expect to have their ma- 
chinery on the ground very shortly and 
development work will proceed without 
delay. Their land is some of the best 
oil land in the Sunset district, and within 
a few months the company will be num- 
bered among our heaviest producers. 



Oil Land 
For Sale 



100 acres in the Temblor 
portion of McKittrick dis- 
trict, near Climax Wells; 
also 20 acres in Kern Riv- 
er district. 



Proven territory. Title to both 
pieces of land perfect and patent- 
ed. Call personally (no agents) on 



A. G. DBARDORFF 



Room 412 Parrott Building, San 
Francisco. Tel. Bush 131 1. 




PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



THE GRAND PACIFIC 

Before many weeks Contra Costa 
County will be recognized as one 
of the best of the oil-producing 
counties in California. Already 
half a dozen drills are pounding 
their way down to the oil sands 
which the best experts believe 
underlie a large portion of this rich 
Bay County. 

Of the different companies oper- 
ating in Contra Costa the Grand 
Pacific ranks among the foremost, 
not merely on account of the per- 
sonnel of its officers but also on 
account of the fact that it controls 
a vast area of rich oil land. Its 
initial well is now being drilled as 
rapidly as two shifts of experienced 
drillers can operate the machinery, 
which is pronounced by competent 
judges to be first class in every 
respect, not only on account of its 
strength, but also on account of the 
fact that the very latest discoveries 
in oil-well drilling tools have been 
incorporated in the rig and in the 
drilling tools. The well is now 
down about 400 feet and the indi- 
cations are extremely favorable foi 
an early strike of oil. There is an 
abundance of gas and already 
several strong seepages of oil have 
been encountered. The drill has 
passed through formations of shale, 
blue clay and other formations 
which are extremely satisfactory 
to the officers of the Grand Pacific 
Company, as they are indicative of 
the presence of crude petroleum 
at reasonable depth. 

The company is a strong one, 
composed of some of the foremost 
citizens of the State. Its president 
is the well known Dr. A. G. Dear- 
dorff, vice-president; J. M. Merrell, 
the wealthy Montana mine owner; 
John Choice, secretary; Attorney 
F. A. Berlin. Directors: J. C. Sala, 
the well known San Francisco 
banker; Dr. R. D. Rigdon;Dr. J. A. 
Miller; T. E. Pollock, President of 
the Arizona Central Bank of Flag- 
staff, Arizona; E. H. Baxter; Wells 
Fargo Bank is the depository; 
Frankiin Person, Superintendent 
of agencies. 

The stock is non-assessable and 
the 600,000 shares in the treasury 
as a working capital will enable 
the company to sink any number 
of wells in the five districts in 
which its holdings lie. A limited 
quantity of this stock is now being 
offered at $1.00 per share. There 
is every prospect that the Grand 
Pacific will in the near future be 
one of the great and wealthy oil 
companies of the State, with its 
stock quoted at many dollars per 
share, and presenting another strik- 
ing illustration of the remarkable 
financial possibilities and rewards 
of the California oil fields. The 
main offices of the company are in 
rooms 412, 413, 414 Parrott Build- 
ing, 825 Market St, San Francisco. 




View of a portion of the Los Angeles Field. 



success. The company's assets are 
as follows: 640 acres in the Poso 
oil belt, section 8, 27-28, M. D. B. 
and M.; 480 acres of section 20, 27- 
28, same base and meridian; 20 
acres in section 26, 28 27; and 320 
acres in section 22, 11-24, S. B. B- 
and M. — in all 1460 acres of choice 
oil lands. The corporation has no 
indebtedness, and is prohibited by 
its by-laws from incurring indebt- 
edness in excess of five per cent, 
of its capital stock. There are no 
salaried officers. The secretary 
and superintendent, each holding 
considerable stock, give their ser- 
vices to the company until it is on 
a paying basis. 

It should be stated that the 
Bachelor's lands lie — besides those 
iu the district — in the Kern River 
and Sunset districts. The com- 
pany now has a well nearly com. 
pleted in the famous Sunset dis- 
trict, in which the average yield 
per well is 150 barrels, fome of 
them running from 300 to 900 bar- 
rels per day. The company will 
soon have in operation a rig on its 
Kern River property. The driller 
undertakes to complete this well 
within roo days under a substan- 
tial forfeiture. He also takes a 
block of stock, in preference to 
cash, for his services, he being so 
confident that oil will be found in 
paying quantities. The company 
is capitalized for $200,000, in shares 
at $r each. 



The Bachelors. 

The Bachelor's Oil company is 
a strong corporation, organized on 
lines that must insure unqualified 



Humboldt County. 

The only producing oil field in 
the State north of San Francisco is 
west of the Eel River in Hum- 
boldt County, in the valley of the 
Mattole River and its tributaries 
extending from the Coast about 
twenty miles inland. There are 
about eight rigs operating in this 
section. The most remarkable 
well is the Mackintosh well, which 
is 1300 feet deep and has passed 
two oil-bearing strata, one at 700 
feet and the other 1000. Though 
not pumped at the present time, it 
is rated as a twelve or fifteen 
barrel well. The oil has a paraf- 
fine base, is of a light green color 




Derrkk ; "of the Stockton Sunset Oil Co. SW# of section^, -"•' Aston].Photo. 



and 39B gravity, the lightest oil in 



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Well of Reed Oil Company, 

Humboldt County. 



California except the Placerita oil. 
Other operators in Humboldt are 
the Wild Goose, 300 feet; and the 



Humboldt 400; the Mattole, in 
which Baker & Hamilton are in- 
terested; the Craig well, 800 feet 
deep and the Reed Oil Company's 
well. 



In the case of the Kern River Oil 
Co., vs C. W. Clark, Commissioner 
Herman has .rendered a decision 
invalidating the claimsof thescrip- 
pers, and the case will now be 
appealed to the Secretary of the 
Interior. Clark claimed the land 
in question as agricultural land, 
locating it under the Forest Res- 
erve lien land law, but the Com- 
missioner holds that these lands are 
still open to location under the 
mining laws, and if they can be 
shown to be mineral, it defeats the 
selections. 






PACIFIC Oil. REPORTER 




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HOME WELLS DECREASE. 



MARKED DROP IN PRICE 
OF THIS COMPANY'S 

STOCK. 

A great deal of attention has 
been directed this week to the 
Home Oil company on account of 
the extensive sales of stock of 
this company which has been 
made on the Producers' Oil Ex- 
change. 

On Tuesday over 7,000 shares 
were sold at a price averaging 
$4.05 per share, which was a de- 
crease of fro thirty to forty cents 
over the price of this stock the 
day before. 

Inquiry as to the reason why 
so much of this stock should be 
offered for sale at such a decreased 
price elicited the fact that the 
primary reason was due to the 
decidedly decreased output in oil 
of the company. 

One of the officers of the Home 
Oil company states that the out- 
put of the Home Oil company has 
decreased to the surprising amount 
of over 900 barrels per week. 
Well No. 5, which for a long 
time has been a gusher and yield- 
ing 700 barrels per day sud- 
denly stopped flowing altogether 
and not only stopped flowing but 
the supply of oil in the well 
had decreased to such an ex- 
tent that even the pumps failed to 
bring up but a very small amount 
of oil per day. 

Wells No. 6 and 7, which are 
now being drilled and from which 
so much has been expected, will 
amount to practically nothing as 
producers as they have been drilled 
to a great depth, have yielded 
little or no gas and apparently 
will produce hardly enough oil to 
warrant their being pumped. 

As a consequence of the de- 
creased production of the Home 
Oil company and the discouraging 
outlook, some of the heaviest 
tockholders. such as Mr. G. W. 



Terrill and Mr. Belden, have dis- 
posed of large blocks of stock. 
The buyer of the stock is supposed 
to be R V. Ellis, representing a 
syndicate who are endeavoring to 
secure a majority of the stock for 
speculative purposes. The Hearst 
estate is supposed to be repre- 
sented in this syndicate. 



Fresno-San Benito. 

One ol the best companies oper- 
ating in the Fresno-San Benito 
district is the San Jose Petroleum 
company, which has offices at 85 
South First street, San Jose, Cali- 
fornia. This company has 800 
acres of land, pays no royalties, is 
a member of the California Pe- 
troleum Miners' Assoc'ation and 
is managed by men who are well 
known and successful business 
meu of Santa Clara county. The 
company is pushing matters most 
energetically and will commence 
active development work in the 
way of drilling their first well im- 
mediately after New Year's. 



the territory recently acquired. 
The gentlemen are well pleased 
with the prospects of developing 
an extensive oil field in Mexico. 
Several samples of oil brought 
back by the party were very simi- 
lar to the California product. A 
sample was also brought back of a 
Mexican white oil which resembles 
the Newhall white oil, and is prob- 
ably formed in the same manner 
There are hundreds of acres of 
ground controlled by the company 
covered with asphalt, which 



spread over the surface. It is ex 
pected that development work 
will begin soon and be carried on 
vigorously. 



The purchasersof the Canfield & 
Chanslor property at Coalinga are 
said to be an English syndicate 
for which, it is stated Balfour, 
Guthrie & Company of San Fran- 
cisco, are acting as disbursing 
agents. Two hundred thousand 
dollars has already been paid on 
the purchase price and a remainder 
of $1,650,000 is to be paid early in 
January. 



Normal Oil Co'y 



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The Oriental. 

The many friends of and the 
stockholders . in the Oriental Oil 
company will be glad to know 
that on Tuesday morning a tele- 
gram was received that the drillers 
had struck oil at a depth of 680 
feet on well 1, which is being 
drilled in 30, 32-24 in the Midway 
district of Kern county, so called 
because the district lies midway 
between the Sunset and the Mc- 
Kittrick oil districts. The nearest 
producing well to the Oriental is 
the Monarch, which is about two 
miles distant. 



The Mexican Oil Field. 

A party of Los Angeles oil men, 
including C. A. Canfield, E. E. 
Doheny, A. P. McGinnis and Joe 
Chanslor, directors of the Mexico 
Oil company have come back from 
Mexico where they have been 
spending a month in looking over 



Organized Under Laws of Arizona 
STOCK ABSOLUTELY NONASSESSABLE 

OOOOOO OOOOOO OOOOOO OOT O 

We Start With 

720 Acres of Land 
$3250.00 in Cash 

— AND — 

Our First 

Rig Bought!! 

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FACTS WORTH CONSIDERING 

Sure of Oil 

300,000 Shares in Treasury 50,000 Shares All We Sell 

PRICE, 15 CENTS PER SHARE 




Our Company will be as near a close corporation as possible; therefore 
will sell only a small amount of our treasury stock. We put it at the price 
to sell quickly, and price is subject to raise at any time. Our land is situ- 
ated in the heart of the OJI Belt of San Luis Obispo and Monterey 
Counties, and has been experted by State Mineralogist Cooper and other 
noted experts, and by them pronounced absolutely sure of Oil. Capi- 
tal stock, 75', 000 shares; par value, |l.oo. 

J. L. GEARY, Jr, , Secretary 

Office: 363=364 Parrott BIdg., San Francisco, Cal. 



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California Fortune OiVCo. 

Incorporated under the laws of Arizona, November 7, igoo 
CAPITAL, $500,000. 500,000 Shares, par value $1.00 each. 



Stock Non Assessable. 



Location, Section 34, 12=24, Sunset Distric . 



80 Acres in McKittrick and 320 acres in Coalinga Districts. 



Our Derrick is Now Completed in Sunset 



Drilling will commence in a few days, and rushed as rapidly as possible. Our Sunset property 
is surrounded by flowing wells, and the Monarch and Occidental wells (largest in the district) are on 
the same anticline. In the adjoining section the big well of the Golden Gate Oil Company is within 
one hundred yards of us. The Jewett-Blodgett & Beal well adjoins our section on the ea?t. 



Only ten thousand shares offered at twenty-five cents. 



Our land is in the proven oil district and there is no doubt but that we shall vtrike oil. 
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. 



A. R. Wooster presiden 

Judge Fritz 1st vice-president 

R. A. Coleman 2nd vice-president 

E. Denicke secretary 



Wm. M. Madden attorney 

W. C. Carpenter secretary Monarch of Arizon 3 

A. McDonald R. L. Atkins 
Crocker- Wool worth Bank Depository 



Office, 529 Parrot Building San Francisco, Cal., 



We will be glad to furnish prospectus and map on application. 






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MANUFACTURING & SUPPLY CO 



126-128 South Los Angelee street 
LOS ANGELES, CAL- 



Steam and Gasoline Engines, Boilers, Pumps, Air Compressors 

OIL WELL MACHINERY 



Drills, Tools and Supplies of 

Every Description 



Mining and Milling Machinery, Belting, Pulleys, Shafting, Engineer's 
Supplies. 



FOR SALE 



AT McKITTRICK 

1 Standard WeMoring Outfit in First-class Condition 
Also 1300 Feet of Casing 

Apply Room 5, 8th Floor 

Mills Building 



Jacalitas Petroleum Co. 

Operating in the Great 

Kern River District 



The most successful Oil District in California, and the largest pro- 
ducer of crude petroleum in the state. 

Our property is in the heart of this oil producing district. 
There is absolutely no possibility of a dry well on any portion of 
our land. 

Money spent in stocks in Kern River district is an investment 
sure to bring satisfactory returns. 

Small capitalization. Economical management. 

Write or call for a prospectus, map, etc., 

JACALITAS PETROLEUM CO., 

399A Parrott Bldg, San Francisco 



QIL LANDS 



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For sale in 10 and 20 acre tracts in developed territory 
SUNSET KERN McKlTTRICK COALINGA . 



If you are looking for developed territory, we have some desirable 
locations. 



WM. D. MACKAY & CO., 

1302 Claus Spreckels Bldg., San Fi»ancis:o 



FICOII. REPORTER 



SUBMARINE OIL MINING. 



to 800 feet and produce from two to the Geld. 

1 per day of a lv 
fuel oil of twelve to sixteen de- VBNTI R \ COUNTY. 

grees gravity. There are now: 



The L.ihfornia oil industry had 
., about 325 producing 1 he , 

was soon proved. I he I its practical beginning 111 Ventura 

. j 11 ^ut in 1809 was 

was drilled on the bcacb and wa- 

. . and this is about the present 1 

suceeasfi.1. In 1S97 the first wuarf , ~ ' 

of pitxluction. Most of tin 
^tended < e water 

, , put goes to the Oxnard sugar ic- 
across the tide line and revealed '. * 



- 
\Vharvc multiplied anil 
extended further out over the 



tinerv. under long-term 

promises foi the luture 



with ptoducers. 

In drilling under the Ocean .1 
gently shelving be<l ng larger than the well 1 

which was thus favorable la this and called .1 conductoi is I 
method of submarine oil mining, down Into rock of clay and 

k< ep out the 



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A Unique Field ol the World 

at Summerlmul. \i\ 
the Sirti. 

One of the unique feature 
California's oil industry is the 
Summerland field on the ocean 
shore of Santa Barbara com 
few miles from the city of Santa 
Barbara. The site of the field 
and town of Summerland is the 
steep slope from the top of a 
range of hills to the shore. This 
is the only place in the world 
where oil wells are sunk ti- 
the ocean and its bed to oil - 
below 

In this range is the COW of an 
anticline, the top of which has 
been eroded away. The strata 
containing intcrstratified oil sands 
dip awav to each side, but on the 
north or laudw ard side the petro- 
leum has been ejected from the 
outcropping sandstones by hydros- 
tatic pressure. On the seaward 
side of the slope the strata dip al 
about forty-five degrees toward 
and under the ocean and the sand- 
stones have retained their stores 
of oil. The sandstones outcrop 
near the top of the hills, and there 
a few slight oil indications were 
observed for many years, includ- 
ing emanations of natural gas. 
Twenty-one years ago Eugene 
Knapp of Carpenteria sank a 
water well, found ;oil and quit dis- 
gusted. 

The development of the field running'from 250 to 1250 feet out and the well casing is put down 
began in 1895. The first wells , over the ocean waters, which here through this conductor. The 
were drilled near the top of the I in a cove of the tranquil Santa Bar- conditions in this field make the 



the leading as well as the oldest 
of the oil territoiies bearing 1 



The Industry's boom lias set 
prospecting and exploitation going 
all over this large mountainous 

county but the Important produc- 
ing fields are confined to the 
Adams, Santa Paula, Sespe, Torrey 








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^K»V<^JN^,\^ 



)t' Part of the Oil Wharves* Extending iuto"'tlie^Oceau at SummerWnd. 



slope, reaching the oil sands far 
above the sea, and were success- 
ful. Derricks rapidly multiplied 
and gradually crowded downward 
to the shore. In 1896 Prof. W. 
L. Watts of the State Mining Bu- 
reau advised that the oil sands 
would be found extending out 
over the ocean and his prediction 



bara channel are always gentle to cost of wells comparatively low, 
theoil miners. Thissubmarineterri- the cost of production being esti- 
tory is now the most important part mated at from twenty-five to 
of the Summerland field. There are thirty cents per barrel. One na- 
three oil sands and they thicken ' tural advantage here is the avail- 
with distance from the shore, ability of water transportation 



There are no dry or non-produc- 
tive wells. The wells range in 
depth from the wharves from 125 



though commercial conditions 
have not yet allowed its use. In 
> ovember twelve rigs were added 



Sketch Map or SUMMERLAND shovs/ng OilWells awd Wharves . -— 

CALlfO/rAIIA STATE f*t/NI/VG BlS/IEAV, ASCoOfcK, State mineralogist: 

Prepared Br W. L.. WATTS. Assistant in the Fielo. 

UNDER THE OIRECTION Of- 

H£Nf>y, T. GAGE, 

CVERNOR Of* THE <5rATEr Of CALI TORNIA. 



LEOEZrVD 

Bluff* nt»r Ihc 

Ltnd along the 3d zl>o' 

fftgi built 

Vfelli ar*>»/i product 




and Bardsdale canyons and their 
immediate neighborhoods. In a 
general way these fields lie in a 
line from the Newhall field of Los 
Angeles county west to Summer- 
land in Santa Barbara county. 

In this county the multitude of 
oil seepages and asphaltum beds 
drew the earliest attention of capi- 
tal. In theOjai valley on the slope 
of Sulphur Mountain are the 
largest oil seepages in the world, 
as described in another column. 
In the early 6o's the exploitation of 
oil lands attending the first oil 
I craze began here on a large scale 
but, as elsewhere, lack of know 
ledge, appliances etc., worked fail- 
ure. In 1861 two small refineries 
produced 400 barrels. 

No important strike was made 
until 1876. In 18I3 Lyman 
Stewart and W. L. Hardison began 
operations in Santa Paula canyon 
and elsewhere and their successful 
wells were the real start of the in- 
dustry in this county. Others 
acquired large interests and made 
i important developments and later 
j several of these interests were 
combined in the Union Oil Com- 
pany which now controls most of 
the output of the county. There 
have been drilled 425 wells, 300 of 
these by the Union, and about 200 
are now producing. The Pacific 
Coast Oil Company is the second 
jlargest producer. The deepest 
[ wells of the state, 2500 to 2800 
! feet, have been drilled in this 
county, and some of the wells have 
been great producers. One well 
drilled thirty years ago is still pro- 
ducing, being the oldest producer 
in the state. 

The Ventura oils, as a rule are 
of high gravity 



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PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



STOCK SALES A MILLION. 



Great Record of the Pro- 
ducers' Oil Exchange in 
One Month. 



The million dollar mark hasbeen 
passed by the Producers' Oil Ex- 
change. 

The record kept by the Oil, RE- 
PORTER since the affiliation of the 
two exchanges on the 20th of 
March, 1900, shows that the total 
amount of saleslon the 12th of this 
month had reached $984,745.49, and 



increased confidence of the public 
in the methods of the exchange 
and in the legitimate future of the 
industry. Since the Home Oil 
company has been listed on the 
Exchange, paying its regular 
monthly dividends, 2 per cent, in- 
vestors have seen clearly the pos 
sibilities of oil stock, and there 
has been a gradual increase of 
clientele, particularly among per 
sons of moderate means, whose 
employment will not permit fol 



Nine Months of the Producers' Exchange. 



WEEKLY TOTALS 
Shares Amount 

March 23 i860 $ 2,125.25 ,. 

" 30 8331 '■-■ 12,601.75 I0 ' 191 - 



Shares 



MONTHLY TOTALS 

Amount 
. . . . $14,727.00 



April 



13- 



..6365 6,654.25. 

.8810 15,639.50-. 

.9650 16,468.25. 

• •5433 II.I39-33- 



30,258 49.901-33 



May 



June 



July 



Aug. 



Sept. 



Oct. 



27. 

4 5285 21,438.05 

11 2022 7,79 6 - 6 ° ,7,7, 

18 3330 6,737.50 "' ' 

25 6535 16,107.75 



52,079.90 



15- 



. . .4106 , 11,327.72. 

..4801 14,408.58. 

..2605 13,811.75. 

..3810 16,012.75. 

..3590 10,237.25. 

..2137 6,376.93. 

..4485 8,525.50. 

.10,490 6,303.00. 

..7155 2,470.50. 



14.912 65.79S.05 



24,267. 



29. 

6. 

13. 
20.. 

27. 

3- 
10. 

17. 
24.. 

31 • 
7.... 22, 794 29,013.10. 

14 ■■••12,585 26,799-97 80i640 

21... 15,026 37,612.25 

28. 



...3540 3-893,62 

...7245 10,341.00 

...8355 6,053.00 38,510. 

..5550 16,47250 

.13,820 16,902.50 



.15,026 37,612.25. 

30,235 43,394.80. 

5- ■• -16.255 31,256.80. 

12 17,075 38,024.26. 

19. ...29,475 46,787.77- 

26. ..32,273 61,874-30- 



23,675.93 



53,662.62 



136.S20.12 



95,048. 177,943.13 



Nov. 



.44,198 54,811.00 

.34,5o2 55,846.70 

.33,200 49,761.62 269,680. 

96,740 73,200.74 

.61,040 45,299-35 



Dec. 



9 ■ 

16 . 

23 • 
30 • 



7. ...105,196 61,538.49. 

14 121,770 69,679.51. 



27S 9I9-4I 



"226,966 131,218.00 



Total for nine months 807,644 



f 9 84,745-49 



lowing lines of investment requir- 
ing constant personal supervision- 

Besides the Home there are nine 
othei companies on the list which 
are dividend-paying, the Kern 
having paid nearly $325,000 for 
this purpose, and ^nearly all the 
companies which are on the Ex- 
change have a showing of oil, this 
being a requirement for admission. 

The increase of business is very 
significant, and a deserved tribute 
to the energy and perseverance of 
the members, who have persisted 
in the face of determined opposi- 
tion and established the enterprise 
to a permanent and substantial 
basis. 



well which is being drilled on land 
leased from them by the wealthy 
syndicate of which J. Downey 
Harvey is the lead. 

The Contra Costa company is 
down about 400 feet in their first 
well. A view of the rig is shown 
on this page. The indications for 
oil are exceedingly good. 

The Mt. Diablo company with 
which President G. W. Terrill, of 
the Producers' Oil Exchange, is 
connected, expects to strike oil 
within the next forty days. 

The Pt. Richmond Oil company 
of which Henry B. Russ is presi- 
dent, will soon be drilling, while 
the Santa Fe company expects to 




The Well of the Humboldt Oil Company, in the Mathole District, amid the R e 
woods of Humboldt County. 



IN CONTRA COSTA. 



Much Development Work Being 
Done Near the Bay. 



Unless" the oil experts are all 
mistaken in their expectations, 
Contra Costa county will soon be 
ranking as one of the leading oil- 
producing counties of California. 

The Tidewater oil syndicate are 
now down over 700 feet in the 



have some good wells near Pinole. 

The Sobrante is the name of 
another company which expects 
soon to have a drill dropping in 
Contra Costa county. 

The oil land lies near the bay, 
thus making cheap transportation 
one of the featares of the oil in- 
dustry in this county. 



On section 30, 31-23 the Trans- 
fer has its rig up and will soon be 
drilling. 



the total of shares sold was 807,- 
644. As the sales since that time 
averaged $11,000 to $12,000 per 
day, the total has long since been 
written in six figures. 

Beginning with April, the aver- 
age monthly sales ontheexchangi 
have amounted to 89,743 s hares, 
amounting to $109,416.16. Th< 
daily average has been 3013.7 
shares, value,$367445, or $1.21 per 
share. 

The greatest amount of sales in 
any one month is recorded for No- 
vember, which shows 269,680 
shares, worth $278,919.41. Com- 
pared with the volume of business 
for April this showed a fourfold 
increase, or 459 per cent in exact 
figures. The poorest week was 
that ending July 27; the best was 
the last week reported in this 
paper, ending December 14. 

This enormous increase in busi- 
ness is directly attributable to the 




Well No. 1 of the Contra Costa Oil Company, 



PACIFIC OIL RRPORTKR 



CALIFORNIA PIPE LINES. 



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A Good Start In this So- 
lution of the Oil Trans- 
portation Problem. 



The oil pipe lines of California, 
aggregate, in mileage, abou 
miles, but they do not yet make 
any approach to being the exten- 
and important feature of the 
oil inchislry that pipe lines do in 
the leading eastern petroleum- 
producing states, where vast capi- 
tal has been invested in them, 
especially by the Standard Oil 
Company, and where they are so 
great a factor in the economy of 
marketing the product. 

The pipe lines now in operation 
in this state practically all belong 
to oil companies which use them 
in transporting to sea. rail or 
refinery the product of their own 
wells. They have not been laid 
and operated by commercial cor- 
porations engaged in buying and 
handling the output of oil fields or 
as public transportation enter- 
prises. 

That pipe lines are not here in 
operation on a larger scale is due 
in a general way to the early stage 
of the revivified industry. The 
expansion of the industry will 
without question greatly multiply 
these economical facilities for trans- 
portation, as it has, within the 
current year, brought about so 
great an increase of immediately 
needed and more easily established 
storage facilities in the regions of 
both production and consumption. 

In this state the distances over 
which oil must be transported to 
markets are generally long, and 
railroad freights are an enormous 
tax, both absolutely and per mile. 
The great market for California 
fuel oils is and will remain San 
Francisco and the bay region 
To this market practically all of the 
Kern, Coalinga and other San Joa- 
quin Valley fields is now trans- 
ported by rail, in tank cars. This 
costs about 45 cents per barrel from 
the Kern and Coalinga fields, and 
from McKittrick, Sunset and other 
fields away from the railroad the 
cost of wagon haul must be added. 
From the most favorably situated 
wells, this tax is thus about fifty 
per cent of the commercial value 
of the product. From Los Angeles 
to San Francisco the rail rate is 
over 50 cents per barrel. Indus- 
tries elsewhere in the state, in- 
cluding even mining plants in the 
Sierra Nevada mountains, are 
adopting oil for fuel but here again 
the transportation rates, higher 
than to the bay, retard the adop- 
tion of this fuel and the consequent 
expansion of the market. A 
strong effort to induce the railroad 
companies to concede lower rates 
has been begun through the Cali- 
fornia Petroleum Miners' Associa- 
tion and other forces. 

Pipe lines must come as an aid 
to the industry in the field of 



heavy gravity of the i>il. which 
makes piping difficult and 1: 
sible for great distances. This is 
especially the cast with the Kern 
river. Sunset and McKittrick field! 
where the oil is very heavy. Th'c 
production ol the Kern river field 
is already at the rate of 
1.000,000 barrels a year and this 
means an annual a >,ooo 

for transportation. A trunk pipe 
line from .the head of the San 



mpany '•■ Company has a two-ln 

In Ventura county running three miles from it 
blisbed about 100 mile- ilrond at Tiru with 

transportation. One difficulty with connecting its many wells with of 800 feet, carrying 28 degree oil 
the pipe line transportation of oil , its storage tanks, its refinery al The line of 

for long distances from some im- ' Santa Paula and with a four inch pany runs five rail - wells 

portant fields results from the trunk line 25 miles long running to the Santa l'e railroad nt Los 

to the seashore at the mouth ol tour inch pip 

river, where the prodtl barrels. 

Shipped to San I In T Oil Company has 15 

the Los Angeles field this com- miles of 5-inch pipe line Hon. its 
pany has lour miles of local pipe wells in the Puente Hills to 

l-.n.s with a capacit; ny\ag 15a 

nty-fonrhi ing rels per aa hours under ■ hi 

oil of about fourteen degrees grav- 700 feet. 

il >" <»' pounds, Tin line of the Sunset Oil Com 

In Orange county the company pany runs five miles from the welli 
line twenty-sis miles long [n Hopper canyon, Ventnraconnty, 
• ■in the Pullerton field to Bixby to Buckborn station. The pip 
Joaquin Valley down the valley to carrying 2.000 barrels pet twenty- a S .| BC 1| one, the head 500 feel and 
tide water at Stockton, which four hours, of oil of twenty one the average gravity of the oil 12 
would gather for transportation degrees under a head of 450 feet, degrees. 




Drilling Scene at one of the San Joaquin Oil Company, Kern River Field. Two newly-made millionaires are in the group 



the entire output of the valley 
fields, would be the economical 
solution of the difficulty were it 
not for the gravity of the oil. 
Short pipe lines from wells to the 
spur railroads in the Kern river 
field have been established and 
such lines will be laid in time in 
the fields on the eastern side of 
the valley. 

In the developed fields about 
the southern coast region, with 
the exception of the Los Angeles 
field, the oils are generally of a 
light gravity, the altitudes of the 
producing fields are favorable, the 
industry has been longest esta- 
blished and here the majority of 
the pipe lines of the state are 
found, leading to refineries and to 
the sea coast where water trans- 
portation comes into play. In the 
following recapitulatton of the 
leading pipe lines of the state the 
authority mainly followed is W. 
L. Watts. 



The Pacific Coast Oil Company 
has a 44 mile line of 2 and 3-inch 
pipe from Pico canyon to the sea 
at Ventura delivering 600 barrels 
of 41-degree oil per 24 hours under 
a head of 1900 feet. The highest 
undulation is 200 feet. This com- 
pany also has a 7-mile line to New- 
hall, 2 inches in diameter, with a 
capacity of 700 barrels. 

In Santa Barbar? county the 
Alcatraz Asphalt Company has a 
three inch pipe line from its as- 
phalt mines in the Sisquoc region 
to its refinery on the coast opera- 
ting under a head of 1900 feet and 
with one undulation ioco feet high. 
This is for the transportation of 
asphalt and it is accomplished 
by dissolving the asphalt in a light 
distillate at the mine, transporting 
the asphalt in this liquid form and 
then separating from it at the re- 
finery the distillate which is pump- 
ed back to the mine to be used 
again the same way. 

In Ventura county the Modelo 



North of Tehachapi the chief pipe 
line is the one from the Oil City 
field to Coalinga, 8)4 miles long. 
It is a 3-inch pipe, capable of 
carrying 3000 barrels per 24 hours, 
the pressure head being 600 feet 
and the average gravity of the oil 
33 degrees. 

The mild and often hot tempera- 
ture of California oil fields is an 
assistance, as a rule, to piping oil, 
but in the Coalinga field the high 
temperature of summer proved a 
drawback. As the pipe line fol- 
lows the surface of the ground, 
there are manyundulations and in 
hot weather gas, developed from 
the oil by the heat.collectedin the 
pipe at the highest points, retard- 
ing the oil flow greatly. The pipe 
was covered with earth, lessening 
the trouble 

Additional pipe lines run short 
distances in various fields, bu 
these are the main ones of the 
state at the present time. 




PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



WONDROUS KERN RIVER. 



California's Greatest Oil Field and Its Val= 
ley Foothill Neighbors of the 
Coast Range. 



The Kern river oil field, now the 
preeminent one of the state, is the 
wonder of California's oil industry 
and one of the remarkable oil fields 
of the world. 

It is only fifteen months since 
the first or " discovery " well was 
drilled, yet today its 300 productive 
wells are yielding in excess of a 
million barrels a year and have 
given a demonstration of the exis- 
tence of over a billion, and prob- 
ably two billion, barrels of oil in 
the sands beneath less than fifteen 
square miles of territory. They 
afford also promise of the discovery 
of vast additional stores, both at 
greater depth and in territory 
beyond the present early limits of 
the producing field. 

The development of this field 
has dhectly adde'd enoimously to 



bounds the field on the south. 
Across the valley forty miles or so,- 
in the foothills of the Coast Range, 
are the Sunset and McKittrick oil 
districts. Erosion has much 
roughened the surface with hills 
and ravines, the latteroccasionally 
revealing the bed rock below the 
deep deposit of alluvium. To the 
eye the field is an arid waste, dis- 
playing little vegetation but sage 
brush, and being so worthless for 
agriculture or stock raising, in the 
absence of irrigation, that it had 
nearly .all remained unoccupied 
public and railroad land which 
nobody wanted until oil was struck. 
It is peculiar among California 
oil fields in that it is the only one 
in the state in which the oil-bear- 
ing strata approach the horizontal 
instead of dipping steeply down 



the sides of anticlinal folds. Geo- 
logically it consists of alternating 
beds of soft sandstones, clay for- 
mations and a little shale, in most 
cases deeply covered by detritus. 
These strata are of a comparatively 
recent geological age and were 
laid under the sea when but por- 
tions of the coast range had yet 
been uplifted above the ocean, so 
much folding and contorting the 
sandstones which there yield oil. 
There was bnt a slight subsequent 
uplifting of the Sierra Nevadas 
and so these strata remain un- 
broken and incline to the south- 
west at an angle of about ten de- 
grees. It is not known how deep 
these alternating sand strata lie 
below the lowest point yet reach- 
ed by a drill — about 1200 feet. 
The upper bitumenized sand- 
stones rise to the surface and out- 
crop for a mile and a half along 
the Kern river to the east of the 
field, on which side the productive 
sands are reached at about .4 50 feet. 
Here slight oil seepages were noted 
for a generation and finally led to 
the discovery. Thomas A. Means 
and Captan Thomas Barker live on 
ranches by the river iri the neigh- 
borhood of these seepages and for 



many years they were interested 
in the possibilities of oil, especially 
Mr. Means, who believed also in 
natural gas below him, and his 
often expressed belief made him 
locally known as " Gassy" Means, 
He tried for many years to enli=t 
California and eastern capitalists, 
oil experts and geologists in the 
oil possibilities of his ranch and 
through the years a number of 
leading experts and oil men in- 
vestigated and abandoned the 
proposition. In 1893 John A. 
Bunting, who became one of the 
" Coal Oil Johnnies " of the field 
after discovery, and E. E. Elliott, 
leased 160 acres from Means but 
did nothing. In March 1899 an 
expert reported against the pro- 
position for the Tevis estate. 

It took a couple of poor wood- 
choppers wholly ignorant of oil to 
find this store of wealth. They 
didn't know enough to let it alone. 
The mining world is rich in such 
luck stories. Johnathan Ell wood 
70 3'ears old, and his son J. M. Ell- 
wood were earning a living cutting 
wood along the river and hauling 
it to Bakersfield. In April 1899, 
a few days after the last unfavor- 
able report, Mr. Means put oil in 




the wealth of the state, has greatly 
stimulated the development of 
other fields and has given new 
activity and vast promise to the 
industrial life of the state. It has 
been the leading factor in the 
recent raising of the oil industry 
of the state to the leading place 
it now occupies. 

The Kern river field occupies a 
small portion of the floor of the 
upper or southern end of the great 
San Joaquin valley 300 miles long, 
where the Sierra Nevada and Coast 
rauges coalesce. It is about five 
miles north east of Bakersfield, the 
chief city of this partof the valley. 
The foothills of the Sierra Nevadas 
lie just to the east, out of them 
tumbling the Kern river, which 



The^ Outskirts of the. Kern River Field, Showing the General Topography of the Region. 






i'ORTKR 



the Kllwuod beads and induced 
them to risk a little time on eighty 
l be leased them. Being with- 
out capital they dug a well witb 
the aid of a rude windlass, living 
in a wagon by the river and at 
forty-three feet struck nil sand and 
a small Bow With an augur 

they wen: tect and found 

a little better Row. Thil was in 
June. They had "struck oil" and 
that desolate waste could no longer 
bide its wondrous wealth. The 
Ellwoods got Milton McWboitcr 
to drill a well for partnership inter- 
est. He began a "d 
well in Jnlv on section 3 28-28, and 
in September had completed it at 
350 feet, the yield being about 
fifty barrels a day. 

This at once drew attention to 
the field and soon a second well 
struck oil. Several rigs started 
that fall and during the winter 
and spring there was a great 
"rush" and an " oil-craze" Over 
Kern river where each well mag 
nified the riches of the field. The 
early rushers filed claims on pub- 
lic land, bought railroad land ami 
bought or leased private holdings i 
for miles around. The oil-land 
locators were at once opposed bj 
" scrippers" who claimed the same 
lands as agricultural by the use ol 
forest reserve lieu land rights. 
The resulting tangle of contests 
came to involve titles to millions 
of dollars worth of property and | 
resulted ir> the now famous "scrip" 
controversy still pending in the 
1'nited States Courts and Land 
Department. 

The Southern Pacific early sold 
lands now worth many millions 
for $2.50 an acre, one -fifth, or fifty 
cents per acre down. In June and, 
July two men bought three sec- 
tions, now worth $5,000,000 for 
$4,800, paying$i,227down. Others 
were as lucky. Sections of public 
lend, now worth $2,000,000 to $4,- 
000,000 were located at the cost of 
a song. 

So rapid were developments 
that in August last there were 176 
producing wells and 112 rigs were 
drilling. In November last sixty 
new wells were completed and 
now there are over 300 producing 
wells. Ea ly developments were 
attended by many difficulties. 



pens tcr bad 10 be bauled 

from Kern river. The rush ■ 
crowded the resources of Bak 
field, which became and rem., 
y oil town The si: 
great demand made supplies, ma- 
chinery, drillers, etc. scar 

rage and the cost of bn 
to Bakcrsficld for a long lime 
vented the dbpoail 
than a fraction of the pe- 
lls 
These difficulties ha\ e ■ 
greatly remedied. The Southern 

It a branch rail) 
with spurs aggregating fifteen 
miles and a tow n 
laid out. Storage tanks already 
have a capacity . 1 rc-ls 

and tanks holding more than 



rang 

the lighter 
oil C' nnda 

a fuel oil. th< 

mi fuel oil that 
1 be of tl 

:ntc will consume tb< 

agnitude. Thi 

la are loose and one dill. 

ml tilling the 

ming up with 
1 The practu e is to lei the 
le in sump holes or 
tanks and in m 
tun from the well through sli 

i long, fitted with 
high riffles behind which much ol 



have been, am 
being drilled, but yet unsU( 
fully. The oil yielding strata 
probably undulate less, 

and i; xble that 

tive 

oduc- 

The 

ductr. ih of the K 

The depth of the 
el in the 
lit of the tirld b 
the western portion, while the 

sands lie lower. 

era! speculative eatimati 

the oil content Of the developed 
held n made by good 

authorities State Mineralogist 
Cooper earh estimated it at 1,000,- 
BumptioD 




Wells and Tanks in Kern River District. 



double this amount are being 
built. Many water wells to the 
first sand have been completed 
and a mountain water supply is 
arranged for. The whole field 
has been a scene of remarkable 
enterprise, energy and progress 
and every feature has undergone 
a wonderful transformation; yet 
the present is but a promise of the 
vastly greater future. 

The oil is of heavy gravity 



the sand settles. 

The productive sands range in 
aggregate thickness from twenty 
feet on the east to 400 feet in the 
west and the average for the whole 
field is probably about 200 feet. 
The developed area is of irregular 
shape, about six miles long by 
nearly three miles wide and is 
generally estimated at aboutfifteen 
square miles. All about the bor- 
ders of this producing area, pros- 




The Kern River Field, Showing the River and Foothills in the Background. Photo, by Aston, 



Photo, by As'.on 

that the productive sands aver- 
aged 100 feet in thickness and 
were saturated to the extent of 
ten per cent. Other authorities 
place the average thickness of 
sands at 200 feet and the satura- 
tion at fifteen per cent, making 
the estimate exceed 2,oor: ,000,000 
barrels. Were the oil in the field 
in one lake it would cover the 
area of the field to a depth of from 
forty to sixty feet. Not all of 
this heavy oil will yield itself to 
pumping, but any conservative 
estimate of the practicable yield 
of this one developed area would 
amount to hundreds of millions 
of barrels or more than the total 
petroleum output of the United 
States since the industry began in 
1859. Extensions of the- field 
laterally and at depth will un 
doubtedly greatly increase the 
store " in sight." This brief 
statement amply justifies the ad' 
jective "wonderful" in connection 
with this field. It has no rival this 
side of the Caspian region. 

There is yet much lack of accu- 
rate information about the product, 
etc., ot the field, and many vague 
and exaggerated statements arn 
current. The best informatioe 



18 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



shows that the yields of the wells 
vary from twenty to 200 barrels 
per day. A number of wells are 
reported to have yielded as high as 
500 barrels at first. It is probable 
that the 300 producing wells have 
an average capacity of 50 barrels 
per day, or a total diurnal capacity 
of 15,000 barrels. This would be 
5,475,000 barrels per year, for the 
existing wells. The wells are rap- 
idly multiply, as the showing of 
55 new producing wells completed 
in November shows. A few wells 
have flowed at first, but pumping 
is the rule. In some wells the oil 
is so heavy that it is heated by 
steaming before pumping. 

The number and great aggre- 
gate thickness of the oil sands, 
their high degree of saturation 
and the gravity of the oil which 
makes the drainage of the sands 
by pumping comparatively slow, 
all combine to insure a long term 
of life to the wells of this field. 

There are many factors which 
appear to make this oil field one 
of the safest as well as one of the 
most promising opportunities for 
the conservative and legitimate I 
investment of capital. The prices 
at which these developed oil lands 
are occasionally sold or bid for — 
$3000 to $5000 per acre — appear 
to be but a fraction of their legiti- 
mate value. 

The proof of the remarkable 
resources of this field some time ago 
placed it beyond the pale of specu- 
lation and within the pale of 
legitimate investment inviting to 
large and conservative capital. 
People who eighteen months ago 
would not have thrown away a 
hundred dollars on the field, have 
within six months invested many 
thousands. Many companies have 
bought or leased portions of the 
large holdings of others and pro- 
ceeded with development with an 
absolute certainty of what they 
are putting their money into. 
Leases in the proven territory now 
command the phenomanal royali- 
ies of frcm 33^ to 50 per cent 




Excavation in a Surface Asphalt Deposit, McKittrick District, showing 
accumulation of Oil. 



and many prefer to pay these 
royalties rather than to mak . 
speculative investments in un 
proven fields. The cost of wells 
ranges from $2500 to $4000. 

Present prices of oil to pro- 
ducers vary from 65 cents to $1 
per barrel, the average being about 
90 cents. A number of producers 
some months ago made long term 
contracts at $1 per barrel. A short 
time ago one company contracted 
to supply 250,000 barrels for 65 
cents at the wells, the lowest re- 
corded price. The large yield 
and the cheapness of production 
afford a good profit at this price, 

The largest consumers of the 
product of this field are the Santa 
Fe and Southern Pacific railroad 
companies. The former now uses 
oil fuel on all its locomotives on 
its San Joaquin valley division as 
well as in Southern California. 
The Southern Pacific used it on 
forty-four engines in this valley 
and is rapidly fitting its othet en- 
gines for this fuel. The rest of 
the output is shipped to large fuel 
consumers, mainly in San Fran- 
cisco and about the bay region. 

There has been considerable 
speculation about the possibility 
of the market taking care of the 
great output of the Kern River 
field as rapidly as the product is 




A Group of Oil Wells in the Kern River Field 



'Photo by Asto 



T.I2N. 




• Oil Welts. 
xx Oil Spring 



Map of the Sunset District showing principal producing wells. Compiled by W. D. Wa.ts, Expert of the 

State Mining Bureau. 



increased with the multiplication 
of wells and storage and trans- 
portation facilities, but the increase 
in consumption as the result of 
this assurance of a reliable supply 
of fuel oil is so rapid that no fears 
on this score are entertained by 
those with a clear knowledge of 
the conditions. One great factor 
in this situation is the Oil Pro- 
ducers' Association organized at 
Bakersfield by the leading pro- 
ducers for the purpose of controll- 
ing the output and market that 
commercial disaster may be 
ivoided. This association now 
controls between seventy-five and 
eighty per cent of the output of 
che Kern River and McKittrick 
delds and will be able to prevent 
iestruction, competition and a 
demoralization of prices. 

A year hence this field will un- 
doubtedlybe pioducing more pe- 
troleum than has been produced 
by the whole state in any former 
year. 



The Sunset Field and its New Career. 




Latest Map of the Sunset Field, Kern County 



Compiled by R. F. Mortou, San Fraucisco 



The Sunset is another old and 
slightly developed California field 
which has leaped into prominence 
and became an important producer 
as the result of the stimulation 
to prospecting and exploitation 
afforded by the new oil boom. 

It lies in the low foothills of the 
Tehachapi and Coast ranges at the 
very upper end of the San Joaquin 
valley about thirty miles southwest 
of Bakersfield. The name of the 
field vaguely designates a region 
comprising two oil lines sevtral 
miles long running through these 
foothills northwesterly in a direct 
line with the McKittrick district 
about twenty-five miles away in 
that direction. The oil bearing 
formations dip steeply eastward 
toward and under the valley in the 
manner characteristic of the whole 
foothill region on the west side of 
this valley. Oil has been developed 
through a distance of about five 
miles and it is likely that the 
present widely distributed pros- 
pecting operations will develop oil 
all along this gap between the 
Sunset and McKittrick fields. 

Though one of the oldest known 

oil fields of the state and the oldest 

producing field in Kern county it 

has been within a year only that 

ny considerable development has 



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A Birds-Kye View of the Sunset Field in its early stage of Development. 



been accomplished or its real value 
indicated. The first successful 
production began in 1891 when 
Messrs. Jewett & Blodgett, bankers 
and landowners of Bakersfield, 
developed a few shallow wells and 
began a comparatively small busi- 
ness at refining which has con- 
tinued ever since. The first refin- 
ery was at Bakersfield and then a 
larger one was built at the field. 
The field contains two oil lines, 
one yielding a light green oil and 



the other a dark heavy oil. These 
first shallow wells yielded little of 
the green oil and a heavy maltha 
carrying 50 per cent of asphaltum. 
The main product of the refinery 
was asphaltum. A good lubrica- 
ting oil was also produced, and the 
business was fairly profitable in 
spite of the long haul to Bakers- 
field. 

When the oil boom came along 

in 1899 the Sunset field got its 

hare of the rush. Jewett & Blod- 



gett increased their large holdings 
rushed in several drilling rigs and 
have since maintained activeopera- 
tious on a large scale. Much of 
the field had remained public land, 
being worthless for agriculture 01 
pasturage, and many oil-land loca- 
tions were made. Capitalists and 
new oil companies rapidly acquired 
holdings by purchase or lease and 
in the spring ot 1899 a number of 
rigs were distributed along the 
field. Jewett & Blodgett struck 
paying wells in the south-eastern 
end of the field and then in July 
came the strike of a 100-barrel 
yield at 500 feet in the well of the 
Monarch Oil Company nearly four 
miles to the northwest. Thisprov- 
ed the field for a good distance and 
greatly stimulaled operations. 
Fifty companies are now located 
in the field and new wells steadily 
multiply. Jewett and Blodgett 
have twenty producing wells. In 
November eight new wells were 
completed in the district, four be- 
ing failures and four producers. 
Development would have been 
more rapid had transportation not 
been so difficult and costly. Up 
to this time Jewett and Blodgett 
have taken the entire output of 
the fields for their refinery. A 
branch railroad will soon be built 
into the district and then the out- 
put can be shipped to outside 
markets. 



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TIME, NATURE AND OIL. 

California Petroleum i* Befog Distilled Now 
But Most ol it nn;ix Made Millions ol 



California's pctruleum has been carbonaceous shales by met amor- 
distilled by nature and pipe.. heat, chemical action and 

her through a long pressure, and forced into the porous 

series of ages and the proct- lea open to receive it. the 

going on during the current month process was a continuing 

not made as fast as a good through enormous periods' 
pumping jack can take care of the course it was, w hatevi 
product and so tht demand must There was a period of most rapid 
depend on the existing surplus and creation and it was long ago and 
not on the rate of manufacture. those older times are matters for 

There are places in California speculation. In this spirit, it may 
where "fresh'' petroleum — product be observed that State Mineralogist 
of 1900 — can be found, and then A. S. Cooper has estimated a possi- 
elsewhere oil a million or a few ble 1,000,000,000 barrels of oil in 
million years old is selling for the thirteen square miles of the 

eighty-five cents at the well. It —5 

would not pay an oil man to buy 
a tract of hot red shales and wait 
a few centuries for four barrels of 
oil and the fact is not one to interest 
the sordid, but it is nice to know 
what is going on. Hydrocarbons 
are not like sauternes in several developed Kern River oil field, 
ways, and one difference is in the Taking Mr. Cooper and a million 
fact that old petroleum is no better years as a basis of calculation we 
on that accouut than the newest, find that nature has there made 
A million years doesn't make the and stored petroleum at the average 
price a cent a barrel more. One rate of 1000 barrels per year or 
never hears an oil producer brag- i about seventy-seven barrels per 
ging that his oil is a few hundred section per year or five gallons per 
thousand years older than his acre. If the time was longer the 
neighbor's and in fact few of the rate is less, and undoubtedly is. 
leaders of the great petroleum in- But the chief purpose of the 
dustry care a continental. They writer here is not to solve such 
are uot prospecting for sublime problems as these in the space 



petroleum >ng into, 




I. — Section of hill showing bitu- 
meniiation of sandstone before erosion. 



buried sandst< 

I in sandstones 
them from another smm-e «»■ 
lected there because it offered a 

capillary attraction, the 
tion of hydro carl- 
help explain • nee. In 
many places it has '. Utile 
elements and has made simply beds 
of hard bitunrJolted tand, called 
here bituminous rock. In • 
cases it entered a thin oil and later 

ladle elements, ami 
where it OOzrd Into and impieg 
nated beds of sand, escaping, under 
ine .11 otherwise, from other 
sandstone formations where it 
originally phalt 

mines were thus made re 
Now this process can be 
going on to-day along the Santa 

Cms coast. Beds <>t dry beach 
sand recently piled up by winds 
are being impregnated by oil which 
is slowly Bowing into them from 
persistent adjacent seepages and 
indue time will be teady to quarry. 
One may go back just a little 
way by noting an old tar spring in 
the midst of a large asphalt deposit 
near Los Angeles. This petroleum 
spring is still working but bears 
interesting evidence as to age. 
This spring is in a deep hole filled 
with viscous quicksand. Water also 
flows from it, providing a little 
green herbage about the edges in 
the dry season. Not very long ago 
a prospect well was sunk about 



and was bituminized before 
nnder the bitumim 

This shows that 

a hen the petroleum ent< 

and that it v. 1 to the 

a here it remained a! 
the b< let Tli 

MR good reason 
when it had reached the stage 
shown. Evaporation later hard- 
ened the bitumen, Now it is hard 
and bl our or five feel in 




truths of nature. 

Petroleum in its nature, origin, 
and occurrence is one of the most 



available, but to note some interest- 
ing geological evidences, of a cir- 
i cumstantial nature, related to this 



mysterious and interesting of the question and observed by State 
products of nature's remarkable : Mineralogist Cooper, from whom 
genius, to those interested in the accompanying diagrams, illus- 
romantic science. It is a strange trating his information, were ob- 
thing and keeps secrets quite well, tained. These evidences concern 
Like a certain other splendid the phase of the question related 
mystery of nature, accounts of its to comparatively recent time and 
age are open to suspicion, and are interesting and worthy of note- 
this question of time is one of the They relate also to the fact of the 
interesting things about crude oil. , continuation of nature's oil opera 
Its Whence and its When are i tions at the present time. 




Me/tri*rr Mt 



Fig. 2. — Section of bluffs showing bi- 
tuminization before uplifting. 



problems the geologist eagerly 
strives to solve and are worthy the 
passing notice of the most prac- 
tical oil man when he is not en- 
grossed in its Where and Whither 



The present distillation of petro 
leum Mr. Cooper has studied in 
Santa Barbara county and he has 
described it in his bulletin on the 
"Genesis of Oil and Asphaltum in 



California petroleum is most of j California." This is seen at a few 



it sublimely old, but still it is 
younger by many millions of years 
than oils of other fields. Eastern 
petroleum comes from rocks of a 
far older geological age and it 
occurs in some part of the world in 
unaltered sedimentary rocks from 
Archaean upward. The sandstones 
and shales of California were laid 
by the ocean before the Coast and 
Sierra Nevada ranges were up- 
lifted. But if we knew how old 



places in beds of red shale which 
are undergoing changes through 
chemical heat, the shale by this 
process being finally altered into 
jasper. At one place a tunnel was 
driven for 200 feet into a bed of 
such shale, when the intense beat 
forced an abandonment of the 
work. Such metamorphic heat ex- 
plains the many hot springs in 
various places and many other in- 
teresting evidences of this process 



were these rocks we would still | are to be observed. In such shales, 
not know how old was the petro- 1 Mr. Cooper says, the distillation of 
leum. It was made after these | petroleum is now going on. The 
rocks were laid and was deposited ' volatile elements evaporate and 

residue collects as a thin coating 



in them as time went on. If, as is 
i eld by many, it was distilled in 



on the surface. From such shales 



thirty feet, to the bottom. Near 
the top were the bones of cattle 
and sheep recently lost by falling 
in while after some greens. Be- 
low came bones of bear, elk, etc., 
which departed before the Gringo 
came. At the bottom were found 
bones of the long extinct American 
elephant (Elephas Americanus). 
Nature was at work on that asphalt 
deposit when that elephant slipped 
in and she has not finished it yet. 

In working the Los Conchas 
asphalt mine in Santa Barbara 
county, the workmen came on a 
prostrate sycamore tree buried 
thirty feet under ground in a mass 
of bituminous sand. The wood was 
impregnated with bitumen and per- 
fectly preserved, chipping in the 
manner characteristic of that wood. 

The 'accompanying drawings 
illustrate much older processes and 
are noted for the evidences of time 
they bear. Figure 1 outlines a 
section of a hill about seven miles 
from Santa Cruz. Deep gulches 
have been eroded in the horizontal 
strata and redwoods hundreds of 
years old grow in them. Near the 
top of the hill is a bed of bitumi- 
nous rock thirty to forty feet thick 
and in it is the unne of the Santa 



Fig. (. -Showing bituminitation be 
1 ■ ■ 1. 

from the surface of the outcrop and 

further in the material - is a viscous 
mass, very slowly hardening. 

At a place on the Sauta Cruz. 
Cruz coast, terraces and a bitumin 
ized sandstone stratum show that 
this sandstone was bitumiuized 
before the terraces were formed or 
the shore uplifted,' as illustrated in 
Fig. 2. The distortion occurred 
after the bituininization and be- 
fore the first terrace was formed 
Thereafter the whole mass was 
lifted without distortion. When 
the upper terrace was worn it was 
at the ocean level. The formation 
of the terraces shows that each 
followed a sudden uplift. The 
terraces are worn into the bitu- 
minous rock. 

Figure 3 shows a fault by the 
Santa Cruz shore, on Coja creek 
six miles no; th west of Santa Cruz. 
The throw is about 200 feet, and 
the stratum of bituminous sand- 
stone about 100 leet thick. The 
fault occurred after this sand was 
bituminized but before the terraces 
were formed. 

A very interesting thing is illus- 
trated by Fig. 4 and this bit of 
evidence goes still further back- 




Fig. 4. — Demonstrating deposition o 1 
petroleum before metamorphic action 
below. 



ward. Here is a mass of serpen- 
tine reaching up through a thick 
bed of shale to its top, over it lying 
a bed of bituminized sandstone. 
It is on Zaca creek, Santa Barbara 
county. This serpentine was not 
intruded up into the shale for it is 
not an igneous rock. It is a meta- 
morphic rock and this serpentine 
was simply created out of the shale 
where it lay by metamorphic heat, 
The significant thing concerning 
the matter of relative time is that 
just above the top of the serpen- 
tine, which lies closely under the 
stratum of bituminized sandstone 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



a portion of the latter stratum has 
been partially altered by this me'ta- 
morphic action. This plainly shows 
that the sand was bituminized be- 
fore this metamorphism occurred, 
so long ago. 

This short series of observations 
thus shows bituminization of sands 
extending backward from the 
present day to ajperiod before the 
creation of a mass of metamorphic 
rock. These bits of geological evi 
dences do not go back so very far 
through geological periods and 



tunity in California for work for 
drillers, tool dressers and men ex- 
perienced in working in different 
capacities in the oil fields. 

Invariably the reply is "we are 
short of help of every kind, and 
there is room here for good men in 
every field." 

The oil business in California is 
yet in its infancy. Where there 
are now ten wells, in two yeais 
there will be one hundred or more; 
where there are seven or eight 
refineries in California there 
should be twenty. Even in San 
Francisco, which is the main 



oil at a depth of forty three feet, 
with a pick and shovel. This shaft 
they run down to seventy-five feet, 
then they took their auger and 
drilled down twenty-five feet in 
the bottom of that shaft, making 
the depth to the bottom of the 
auger hole ioo feet,- and the oil 
began raisingout of the auger hole 
into the well. The well will now 
produce two barrels per day. 
They drew out of it two barrels 
daily, with a bucket, which they 
used for fuel in drilling the first 









View of Oil City Kern River District, from the River 



Mr. Elwood is perfectly satisfied 
with his interests, and does not 
care to dispose of any property, 
considering that they are a good 
investment. His interest in the 
royalties are about $25 per day at 
the present time. Each well sunk 
increases his royalties on an 
average of about $2 per day 
This, considering the vast acreage 
that Mr. Elwood holds, will 
naturally lead to his being com- 
fortably fixed for the remainder of 
his days. 

It has been currently reported 
in all former publications that Mr. 







F. Elwood. 



Elwood discovered this oil while 
n the pursuit of wood-chopping, 
but as a matter of fact he went to 
this property with the idea in view 
of looking over the land for oil; 
and, not to arouse the suspicion of 
the true nature of his miss : on, he 
approached the owner of the land 
that he wished to prospect, by 



they are but samples of the geologi- 
cal evidences regarding California 
petroleum to be found and studied. 
Of two bituminous rock deposits 
in Santa Cruz county one may 
have been placed while the Indians 
were rubbing the seeping oil on 
their joints, while one a mile away 
is able to tell of the uplifting of 
the continent's shores or of the 
time when the mountains were in 
a furnace. Petroleum has here 
many stories yet to tell to him who 
can read them and presents many 
riddles to the scientist. 



EASTERN MEN WANTED. 



Railroads Are Making Material 
Reductions in Transporta- 
tion Rates. 



The railroads coming in Califor- 
nia agree that never have there 
been such indications of eastern 
immigration to California as now, 
and railway officials are predicting 
the biggest business in years. 

The Southern Pacific and the 
Sante Fe systems have united in 
asking their eastern connections 
to co-operate in establishing 
especially low colonists' rates in 
order to accommodate the promised 
inrush of desirable men and their 
families'. It is estimated that the 
oil fields alone will bring into this 
state during the coming spring at 
least 10,000 eastern people. Not 
a day passes but what this office is 
in receipt of inquiries from all 
portions of the eastern oil fields — 
from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, 
West Virginia, Texas and Colo- 
i.ido, asking if there is an oppcr- 



market for oil, there is yet to be 
erected a single oil tank of capacity 
equal to the demands of the pro- 
ducing fields. Skilled men in the 
fields are lacking in every branch 
of the industry. 

Now that the railroads have 
recognized the probable increase 
of business due to the develop- 
ment of the oil industry they have 
decided to make a material de- 
crease in the rates of transporta- 
tion to oil men through their 
eastern connections. It is to be 
hoped that eastern oil men will 
take advantage of this reduction 
and bring their skill and their 
knowledge to the oil fields of Cali- 
fornia 



DISCOVERED THE OIL 



How J. F. Elwood Drilled the 
First Oil Well in Kern County. 



Herewith is given the only 
authentic statement of Mr. J. F. 
Elwood's discovery of oil in Kern 
c ounty, ever published. 

In the latter part of March, 1899, 
Mr. Elwood's observation of the 
formation in the McKittrick field 
led him to believe there was oil on 
Kern river, near Bakersfield. He 
accordingly induced his brother to 
go up and investigate. His brother 
did so, and reported to him that 
things were favorable, and they 
then together proceeded to get a 
small auger with which they drilled 
down twenty-five feet, and the 
next morning oil was running out 
of that auger hole into the river. 
The river raised from the melting 
snow, which prevented their fur- 
ther working at that location, and 
were obliged to go up on the bluff, 
where they sunk a shaft and struck 




Kern County Court House, Bakersfield 



'Photo by Aston. 



well that they contracted with Mr- 
McWhorter to drill for them. The 
shaft was sunk in May, 1899. In 
the latter part of June, McWhorter 
put up his rig and commenced 
drilling for them there, finishing 
the well some time about the first 
of August, which well produced 
about fifteen barrels. Mr. Elwood 
located land in eleven or twelve 
different sections, and to-day holds 
his entire interest in them. His 
first prospecting was about six 
miles from Bakersfield, right on 
the bank of Kern river. It was in 
the southeast quarter of section 
3-29-28. Mr. Elwood is interested 
with Mr. George L. Hoxie and 
others in the Elwood Oil Company, 
and the Bakersfield-Fresno Oil 
Company, covering land in section 
28-28-28, consisting of 520 acres. 
There is none ofthis land for sale. 



making a baigain for certain tim- 
ber contained thereon. After he 
was convinced that he had made a 
big discovery he went to Fresno 
and Sanger, got quite a number of 
his personal friends, and brought 
them down to investigate the mat- 
ter, and to get them interested in 
the field, in which he was success- 
ful. Each of them have made 
from $10,000 to $50,000 through 
the venture. Mr. Elwood is satis- 
fied with the condition of things 
in Bakersfield, and expects to pur- 
chase largely of real estate and 
locate permanently in that city. 

Since business began February 
1st there have been 2,839,464 shares 
of stock sold on the second floor, 
in the Eos Angeles Oil Exchange. 
The largest number for one month 
was 622,650 in September last. 



PACIFIC OIL 



tTKR 



»:? 



OUR FOLDED SANDSTONES. 



The Peculiar Conditions >>\ 
California Oil-Bearing 

Formations. 



found 



These 

iped fold small and con 
n an aniiciine and a Y-shaped fold ally constitute portions of larger 



a syncline. 




among 
world. 

Elsewhere the strata which 
yield petroleum on a commercial 
cale, while always more or less 
inclined and gently folded, lie 
comparatively flat under superim- 
posed torraations. The only Cali- 
fornia field in which the oil-yield- 
ing strata approach the horizontal 
is in the Kern River field, on the 
floor of the valley, in which the 
oil sands dip at an average angle 
of about 15 degrees. 

The rest of the California oil 
fields are amid much folded and 
tumbled mountains and foothills of , , 
the coast ranges, where a series of are faulted> crushed and contorted 

in every imaginable way. This 
condition makes expert geological 
study of the oil-yielding forma- 
tions more important in Cali- 
fornia than anywhere else in 
the world. It is sought here 
to present but a few typical illus- 
trations of the structural geology 
of the characteristic oil fields of 
this state, taken from the bulletin 
just issued by Prof. W. L. Watts 
of the State Mining Bureau. In 
that work Mr. Watts observes: 

"To those who explore the hills 
and mountains of the Coast Range 
there are few things more inter- 
esting than the curiously folded 
condition of the rocky strata. In 
California the student of structural 
geology has not to search very far 
before he finds natural illustrations 



.olds he has seen in fesidue after evaporntion , 
In some parts of depo5itJ of aspha „ um Ti 
the world such folds are many mav havc aU bccn forced ^ M 
In breadth, but in I , mi - n 

Range the conspicuous folds are a ,, uiu , llnt at ,, „,, „ evaporatea 

,., cur. he s.ir.We. closing the 

upper portion of the sandstone 

with residues. Only prospect wells 

at I) and A can certainly reveal 

what oil is below. O, O is a 

md sand" which presents no 

surface indications. Experimental 

drilling beyond the first sand, as 

at X or Y, will reveal it and a 

competent geologist might locate 
These folds are naturally very portancc. however, in determining ( , fr()m MU( ,. 

the course and the width of oil 



ata dip at folds, which, although they arc 
fields of California "are "peculiar ' m,,rc important tl >"» *"« *"' ; '" 

»mong the producing fields of the * C " 1 ' narrow as , '" Ms '" the formation of hills and 

the width ol the incline to a prac- mountains, arc not so easily de- 
ticable depth, making •oil-lines.'' tected unless a large area is care- 
along which wells may possibly fully mapped out and studied. 
I' <>U- The small folds are of great im- 



ies made miles away 
where this formation and the one 
above it outcropped when turned 
Fig. 1 is aii ideal section ol an upward. On each side of this 
anticlinal fold; typical of a coast anticline there i> .111 "oil line" as 
range oil field. This shows a "regu- II. H. Due siik- may yield oil. and 
lar fold," the strata dipping at the the other not. The oil in the 
same angle to each side. The stratum O, O, is confined and this 
strata C and O, represented in is likely to be the most prolific. 
black, are sandstone formations In Fig. 2 is shown a similiar 
bearing petroleum. The other fold, but the dip is steeper on one 
strata are shales, etc., impervious side than on the other. This is an 




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'.20E 

Course ofC*OS3S£CT 



Hi'/fS contract 



Pig, 1. — Anticlinal Fold and Oil-Line 
upheavals has everywhere folded 
and jumbled the sedimentary 
strata. Once laid on a horizontal 
plane under ocean waters. In the 
Eastern, and in most foreign fields, 
oil-yielding formations are found 
extending with fair regularity un- 
der large areas, and the revelation 
of a few prospect wells miles apart 
may prove a wide territory. 

But in the California fields, with 
he Kern River exception, the oil 




Fig 3 —Section Through Brea Canyon, Pqente Hills. 



to oil, which confine the oil to the 
sandstones. The strata C, C, were 
origionally continuous, as O, O re- 
mains, but erosion has worn away 
the top ot the anticline, letting the 
sandstones C, C, outcrop at the 
surface. Under water, gas or rock 
pressure the oil escapes along the 
outcrops, forming seepages, the 




The Rig of the Hercules Oil Company, With the Kern River Field in the Background. 



" inclined fold," also illustrated at 
C, in Fig 5. In Fig. 2, the strata 
on one side of the anticline are 
faulted, but not the other side, 
where an oii line with surface 
croppings of the first sand and a 
hidden second sand are shown. 
On the faulted side, the oil is 
likely to have escaped through the 
breaks and fissures, but then the 
faulting may have itself affected 
a sealing up of the oil in a broken 
section. 

Figs. 3 and 4 are diagrams by 
W. L. Watts showing, in sections, 
the present condition of various 
strata in a producing oil field. 
The first is a section at Brea Can- 
yon in the Puente Hills, and the 
second is a section through the 
Puente Hills at the Central Oil 
Wells. Both are inclined anti- 
clinal folds and exhibit faulting, 
compression and much irregularity. 

Fig. 5, at D. shows an " over- 
turned fold," the top of which has 
been eroded away as has the top 
of the inclined fold at C. If a well 
were drilled at J, it would miss the 
oil-bearing statum K entirely, 
while the adjoining well would 
cut through its curve but miss the 
lowest depths. Only a skilled geo- 
logical expert would be apt to 
discover the nature of this fold and 
there is one of the many chance 
for "practical" oil men to throw 
away money. Many derricks have 
been erected in a position similiar 
to the ones at A and J and be 
blindly continued to great depth, 



(Continued on page 26.) 



24 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



VALLEY GEOLOGY. 



Professor Watts Sees Buried and 
Hidden Oil Fields. 

Professor W. L. Watts has given 
a brief general sketch of the geol- 
ogy of the San Joaquin Valle}', in 
its relation to petroleum, in his 
latest official bulletin, and the fol- 
lowing running extracts will be of 
general interest, the more practical 
portions being taken. The most 
interesting feature of his sketch is 
his statement that the geological 
conditions warrant the assumption 
that along the eastern side of the 
valley there may be found oil 
fields similar to the great Kern 
River field in formation and rich- 
ness. He says in part : 

The productive oil fields that 
have been developed in this region 
are|jn the foothills of the coast 
ranges and the lower foothills of 
the Sierras at the southern extrem- 



At Oil City, an oil remarkable for 
its low specific gravity has been 
obtained from formations underly- 
ing rocks containing fossils of 
Eocene (lejon) age. 

At the time these rocks were de- 
posited the coast line of California 
was east of the area now occupied 
by the foothills of the Sierras. The 
central valley of California was 
covered by the ocean, and the 
coast ranges were only partly ele- 
vated above the water. The early 
Neocene times must have been a 
period of depression which allowed 
the deposition of the shale forma- 
tion over a great portion of this 
region of the state. During the 
latter part of the Neocene epoch 
there was a marked period of ele- 
vation. 

The Lower Neocene formations 
consist of a series of sandstones 
and shales containing Miocene fos- 
sil and a series of shales which 



are remarkable inasmuch as they 
are composed principally of silica. 
In places they appear to be made 
up principally of diatomaceous re- 
mains. The exposed rocks are 
usually bleached, and they are 
sometimes found to be white or 
whitish for a considerable depth 
below the surface. Professor Law ■ 
son, who has studied these shales, 
believes they are made up largely 
of volcanic ash ejected by the vol- 
canic eruptions which prevailed 
in California during the Neocene 
period. These shales are inter- 
bedded with numerous strata of 
chert or cherty limestone. They 
also contain a few strata of sand- 
stone and diatomaceous earth. The 
sandstones are usually more or less 
impregnated with petroleum. In 
many places springs of heavy, tar- 
like bitumen issue from these 
shales, forming beds of impure 
asphaltum. Wells sunk in this 



formation in most instances yield 
a heavy, tar-like oil, and some 
of the wells drilled in the shales 
near Oil City yield an oil of me- 
dium gravity. * * * In some 
places, as at the Sunset oil wells 
in Kern county, the whitish shales 
show a thickness of several thous- 
and feet. In the San Joaquin Val- 
ley these shales form a conspicu- 
ous feature in the scenery through- 
out a large portion of the foothills 
of the coast ranges. 

Resting with apparent non-con- 
formability on the colored shales 
are the Middle Neocene forma- 
tions, in which are the most im- 
portant oil measures yet developed 
in the San Joaquin Valley. These 
are composed of a series of soft 
sandstones, bluish shales and clay 
strata. The Middle Neocene for- 
mations contain numerous fossils, 
which, in point of age, range from 
Miocene to Recent. 

On the eastern side of the San 





Scr 8 



*".*»*. 



> 



A Portion of the Cralinga Field. Fresno County. 



ity of the San Joaquin Valley. 

The formations to which the oil- 
yielding rocks of the San Joaquin 
Valley belong are the Eocene 
(Cretaceous B) and the Neocene; 
the latter formation having been 
deposited during an era which 
embraced the Miocene and Plio- 
cene periods. Of recent years, 
geologists have decided that it is 
best to include the Miocene and 
Pliocene formations of California 
under the head ot Neocene, and to 
divide the Neocene formations into 
the Upper, Middle and Lower 
Neocene. The Eocene rocks are 
for the most part rather hard sand- 
stones and dark-colored shales, 
with some strata of hard limestone. 
The sandstone is characterized by 
numerous concretions. In this 
formation are the most important 
beds of coal known in California- 
The only place in the central val- 
ley where valuable oil measures 
have been developed in this forma- 
tion, is at Oil City, near Coalinga, 
on the western side of the San 
Joaquin Valley, in Fresno county. 




Oil Seepage, Sunset District. Photo by Aston 






PACIFIC OH. REPORTER 




In the Kern Rive 



bj \stu 






Joaquin Valley, the Neocene rocks than 20 degrees and sometimes as cupidity in man's nature, and 
differ somewhat in character from ui gh af 70 degrees. The reason of around some great wells and oil 



those forming the foothills of the 
coast ranges. The sandstones are 
interbedded with clay, and are 
made up largely of granitic mate- 
rial; volcanic ejectamenta appear 
to have also contributed to their 
composition. 

Throughout the greater portion 
of the San Joaquin Valley, the 
Neocene formations are covered 
with alluvium. These formations 
are evidently many thousands of 
feet thick, but the rocks are so 
covered with alluvium that it is 
difficult to determine the extent to 
which faults may have increased 
the apparent thickness. 

The question of confortnability 
and non-conformability between 
the Eocene and Neocene 



this is that the earth-movement 
which so greatly disturbed the 
rocks of the coast ranges at the 
close of the Neocene period, af- 
fected but slightly the Neocene 
iormations in the foothills of the 
Sierras. The development of the 
remunerative oil field at Kern 
river, on the eastern side of the 
San Joaquin Valley, where the 
formations are so slightly disturbed, 
warrants the assumption that other 
localities may be found where oil- 
yielding rocks which have been 
subjected tobut very little disturb- 
ance form a wide and extensive 
oil-line. The place to look for 
such conditions is on the eastern 
side of the San Joaquin Valley. 



intention, started to run. He 
managed to -get several hundred 



... I As previously stated, a great draw- 

T . ., i back to prospecting in the lower- 
tions is very important. If the t , , .„ r . f „ 

■vr c •.- l j jmost foothills of the San Joaquin 

Neocene formations rested con- 1 T7 , ,. , 

t ., ., „ ., .. ! Valley is alluvium, which to a 

lormably on the Eocene, the oil ; 

,, , .. . ., great extent covers the Neocene 

prospector would know that there I, . T . ., , , 

- -T. . , , re j- j formations. It is also possible that 

might be a good chance of finding ' . , ,. , „ „ 

.,.,,, ,. . ,. . , comparatively undisturbed Neo- 

oil in the formations immediately; r . , . 

cene formations may be found in 



underlying the lower Neocene 
rocks, even though the Eocene 
rocks did not crop out at the sur- 
face. 

The Neocene formations on the 
eastern side of the valley are much 
less disturbed than those on the 
western side. On the eastern side 



the foothills of the Sierras to the 
south of Tehachapi Pass. 



Old Kentuck" Feuds. 



Oil operators are, as a class, law- 
abiding, peaceful men. Their ques. 
tions of right are usually submitt- 

they are usually inclined at a very jedtothe adjudication of the courts. 

slight angle, generally less than j Bloodshed and murder are seldom 

16 degrees, while on the western connected with their associations. 

side the inclination is seldom less j But "oil," like gold, ever excites the 



properties there hangs a pall of | yards away;before Dye opened up 

with his artillery, and he escaped 
without a scratch. Joe is said to 
have explained to his associates : 
" Well, he was dodging too much, 
an' then he was too far away for 
real good shooting, anyway." Dye 
vowed to kill Scott, however, and 
the latter never felt safe after- 
ward until Mason Bradfield, one of 
his friends, shot Dye one afternoon 
from a second-story window in 
Los Angeles. 

The ether escape was not so 
easy, and the star actor, Thomas 
Jefferson, carried the scars of his 
encounter to the grave. With a 
party of disreputables, Jefferson 
one day invaded the " Old Ken- 
tuck " when it was guarded by 
an old man. They went unarmed 
as usual, as it was thought the old 
man was harmless. This proved 
not to be the case, for he drew an 
immense bowie knife and carved 
Jefferson in a frightful manner. 
Jefferson's friends fled, and the old 
man left him for dead. He was 
removed to Ventura, howevei, 
and after lying between life and 
death formonths, he recovered, but 
was shockingly disfigured. 

Such stories as these are not 
pleasant to read, but when con- 
trasted with present conditions in 
Southern California they induce 
appreciation of the law-abiding 
spirit of the present day. 



summary justice — and injustice. 
Such a dark and bloody ground is 
the site ot the "Old Kentuck" 
wells of the Sespe canyon, in Ven- 
tura county according to the Los 
Angeles Herald. 

The "Old Kentuck " wells were 
started in the early '80s. The 
place is an eerie one, and the weird 
environment may have had to do 
with the murders that have oc- 
cured or had their origin there. 
The country was new then, and 
men did not hold life so dear as 
they do now. Of most of these 
tragedies only the old court ar- 
chives can tell at this date, but 
because they lived afterwards 
some operators yet recall the es- 
capes of Thomas Jefferson and D. 
C. Scott. It is said that of all who 
engaged in the " Old Kentuck " 
feuds, they are the only men who 
lived to tell of them. 

D. C. Scott was sent into the 
country by the Schofield interests 
to acquire oil land by location and 
otherwise, and his business brought 
him one day too close to " Old 
Kentuck." Joe Dye, a noted des- 
perado, was in charge of the wells, 
but as luck would have it he was 
unarmed when the altercation be- 
tween him and Scott occurred. 
He started for his cabin for a six- 
shooter, and Scott, divining his 





Oil 'Lands iu Contra Costa County Where C mpanies are Now Operatihg. 



26 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



OUR FOLDED SANDSTONES. 

(Continued from page 23.) 

while all the time the drill was 
getting further from the oil sand. 
Other illstrations of the peculiar 
geological structure of the oil 
fields of the Coast Range, the 
difficulties and uncertainties pre- 
sented and the need of the expertt 
aid of scientifically trained ment 
might be greatly multiplied. In 



out the expenditure of much time 
and labor. The second proposition, 
upon which alone a correct esti- 
mate of the value of our petroleum 
deposits can be based, must be 
worked out by a careful study of 
the structural geology pertaining 
to the subject under investiga- 
tions." 



Sc/7i£ : t320 



1 D/P y/r/r/es 
\S.I0'-S20 



o„ „,„ J. •« ;- - ^ . 



Conglomerate 4 
srnd3towg 




Section Through Puente Hills at Central Oil Wells. 



his bulletin, Mr. Watts observes: 
.V" There are two phases of geo- 
logical investigation, upon which 
a right understanding of our pe- 
troleum deposits depends: First, a 
knowledge of the area over which 
the oil-yielding formations extend; 




■Inclined and Overturned Holds. 

second, a knowledge as to the pos 
sible^course, length and width of 
the oil lines, or the lines along 
which renumerative wells can be 
obtained. With a good topo- 
graphical jnap, the first of these 
propositions can j.be] shown -with- 





How a Sunset Well Poured Forth Wealth by Day and Night. 




One of the Early Gushers in the Kern River Field, Keru O 



ouuty, Showiug th- Flow of Heavy Oil. 






A GREAT OIL EXCHANGE. 



The Producers' Exchange 

of San Francisco mul 

Its Succ es s. 

The Product change of 

rapidly be- 
coming one of the leading but 
institutions of the meti 
the Pacific and one of the great 
factors in the oil industry of the 

Within the |>ast few months this 
exchange has seen its DOS 
grow to great proportions and its 
prospects for the future expand 
into a promise that it will rival 
the many stock exchanges of the 
boom days of the Comstock This 
exchange is a strong association of 
soine of the most prominent oil 



ground floor of the 
and there tbi 

sessi' held 

Oct.! 

pursued a quiet car 

months, as did the Call 

change. The ( the 

mem! ;, cicch.i 

brought about a consolidation oi 

■ nia Bxcl i the 

Prodi ,,„ March 

IOOO. This gave additional 
basic strength to the institution a 
strength which WIS to go g: 
increase in the future. 

The business of the exchange 
was dull io, eight months succeed- 
ing organisation. In the fall of 
1899 the oil Loom had just reached 



mate tran 

The stocks listed by this 
change now number about 
Of these but live are in tlu 

pani. 

north hapi. The number 

would now be much la:. 
it not for t lu- 
the listing committee in admitting 
it numbei 
re tlu public. n 
and practice of tin 

list only the St 

which are actually producing oil. 

and the lew exceptions are the 

companies which crept 

in during the early days ol the 

inge, but these ai 
of legitimate and worthy 
panics. 

Under this careful practice the 



e at the daily sc- 
now 

the hall, ami the pi. 

. proving 

I the 

Ch . 1.. King has 

■lent of the Gelds, coin- 

9 and commercial featni 

Hie industry ami has been iinlc 
ible in the accumulation of 

material of value in 

the rooms ol" the exchange arc 

:iu- latest official maps 

of oil producing counties, oil fields, 

leading publication-, are on 

file and thi* has long been known 
as the l>cst place in the city to 
obtain ready information about 
the practical affairs of the in 

dustrj 

Mr. King, with characteristic 
n.l persistency has compiled 
a voluminous 1. 

panics with details of thei. organ- 
ization and properties and now 




The First Meeting of the Producers, Oil Exchange, in March, 1900. 



men of the state and of the leading 
brokers of this city interested in 
the sale of oil stocks. The growth 
of this exchange and its business 
is an illustration of the steady in- 
crease of the financial interest of 
San Francisco in the oil industry. 

The history of this exchange 
dates from August 23, 1899, when 
a few- men met to discuss the 
formation of a board to be called 
by the name it now bears. At 
that time the California Oil Ex- 
change had been in existence for 
a short time. Organization was 
perfected September 5, with forty- 
three charter members, and the 
following officers: President, Geo. 
W. Terrill; vice president, Joseph 
L. King; treasurer, W. G. Berry; 
secretary, R. W. Heath. 

Under authorization, a room 
ommittee secured and fitted up 

c pesent quarters of the ex- 



San Francisco and time was neces- 
sary to develop a methodical in- 
terest on the part of the investing 
public. There were for a time, 
occasional sessions at which not a 
share of stock was sold. 

But from about July 1 last, in- 
terest and sales increased steadily 
until today this exchange is one 
of the leading financial features of 
the Pacific Coast. The transac- 
tions have now reached such a 
magnitude that the brokers gen- 
erally are regularly making hand- 
some commissions. On December 
7, there were 27.250 shares sold at 
the morning session and 8,930 at 
the afternoon session, a total of 
36,180 shares. It is well to note 
in this connection that from the 
beginning there have been no 
" wash sales" on this exchange 
and that the current sales are 



number of stocks listed is increas- 
ing at the rate of two to three per 
week and it is anticipated by ex- 
perienced and conservative brokers 
and oil men that in a comparatively 
short time the number of oil stocks 
listed will be between 150 and 200 
and that the exchange will be 
center of an old-time stock boom 
resembling nothing but thehalcyon 
days of the Comstock. Those who 
make this prediction base it on the 
splendid present and unquestion- 
ably greater future of the oil in- 
dustry in this state, and on the 
speculative spirit that pervades 
city and state. 

At the present time an aggre- 
gate of $ 10,000 worth of stocks sold 
at a morning session is a low total 
of sales and at a single session 
$23,000 worth of stock has been 
sold in a legitimate way. The 



has 1500 companies so registered. 
A constant stream of inquiries for 
information in person and by mail 
come to Mr. King and all are 
cheerfully replied to without re- 
gard to membership in the ex- 
change. 

The membership includes forty- 
four licensed and seventy un- 
licensed brokers. 

The present officers of the ex- 
change, elected at the annual 
meeting in September last are the 
following: 

President, G. W. Terrill; vice- 
president, William Edwards; treas- 
urer, Wm. F. Belding; chairman, 
Joseph 1,. King; secretary, R. W. 
Heath. 

I xecutive Committee. — Chair- 
man, Harry Francis; Wm. Edwards, 
A. F. Coffin, E P. Barrett, Joseph 
L. King. Wilfred Page, Sivian Sal- 
omon, W. W. Terrill. 



28 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



A BURNING GUSHER IN THE COALINGA FIELD. 






An oil well presents a remark- 
ably picturesque scene when, after 
the drill has pierced the imper- 
vious cover of a stratum in which 
oil and gas have been confined for 
ages under enormous pressure, the 
pent-up energy is suddenly re- 
leased and shoots up for a thousand 
or two thousand feet the heavy 
tools and a column of oil that strikes 
the top of the deriick and floods 
the surrounding area. Such gush- 
ers are not usual in the California 



fields, though many flowing wells 
are developed, but a number of 
wells have displayed this phe- 
nomenon, especially in the Coal- 
inga field. 

When the gas and oil thus 
belching forth take fire, the scene 
is weird and sublime. The half- 
tone above is from a photograph of 
such a burning well in the Coal- 
inga district. It's hard luck to 
have a buning oil well on one's 
hands, but in this case the Home 



Oil company was not very sorry. 
The owner of such a catastrophe 
is generally very philosophical 
about it. A burning oil well is 
about the only kind of property 
that would sell for just as much 
while on fire. 

They had a great deal of trouble 
to get the fire out and the well 
under control in this instance, but 
they did it, and the well became 
one of the great ones of that district 
developed in 1899. Various ex- 



periments were tried before suc- 
cess was attained. As is generally 
the case with such gushers, the 
flow of gas and oil was of intermit- 
tent force, and finally the end was 
accomplished by running a pipe 
from the boiler and down the well 
during a time of partial subsi- 
dence and smothering the fire 
with a big jet 01 steam. 



California has been free from se- 
rious disasters from bnrning wells 
and tanks but they may attend 
the expansion of the industry. 



A HEALING POWER. 



Some of the Old and Varied Me= 
dicinal Uses of Petroleum. 

The following observations on 
petroleum in medicine were writ- 
ten for the Los Angeles Herald by 
Dr. John McCoy : 

From time immemorial, from 
Adam to Esculapius, and from Es- 
culapius to the present day, man 
has ransacked the heavens and 
the earth for means to relieve suf- 
fering humanity of the ills that 
have followed hard after us all 
down through the ages. Earth, 
air and water have yielded their 
share, and along the eastern hor- 
izon hope looms up, giving great 
promises for the future. In the 
days of Ben Jonson and Queen 
Elizabeth the average life of man 
was about twenty years; now it is 
forty, and it is still on the increase. 

The future is big with possibilities 
from a medicinal and a sanitary 
point of view. Long ago petroleum 
was considered valuable as a re- 
medial agent in pulmonary tu- 



berculosis and it is still used in the 
treatment of this disease. A num- 
ber ot petroleum derivatives are to 
be found on the shelves of all well 
ordered drug stores, and some of 
them have had an extensive sale. 
In large -loses they are believed to 
depress the heart's action, and this 
fact militates against their common 
use. They should not be taken in- 
ternally except by the advice of a 
physician. Coal tar derivatives 
are also of this class. They have 
caused the death of many persons. 
Barbadoes tar, Haarlem oil, Seneca 
oil and American oil, all consisting, 
in part, or wholly of petroleum, 
were sold by druggists long before 
oil was obtained by drilling. They 
were used mostly as liniments for 
rheumatism, and kindred ills. 
Cosmaline, glymol or petroleum 
oil, and the large vaseline family 
are highly appreciated, and ex- 
tensively used by many druggists 
and physfcians. Most of them are 
about the consistency of butter, 
and will keep for a long time with- 
out becoming rancid. It is believed 
that we may some day procure an 



anesthetic similar to chloroform 
and ether from petroleum, and that 
many other useful medicines may 
begotten from that laboratory deep 
down in the ground. Benzine is 
now called petroleum ether; its 
inhalation makes a peculiar effect 
on the nerve centers. Paraffine, 
naphthaline, mineral tar, and many 
other petroleum derivatives have 
a place in the healing art. They 
are useful in skin diseases, and 
make a good dressing foi wounds. 
They are useful in diseases of the 
chest where there is no inflam- 
matory action. Petroleum and its 
derivatives are stimulant, anti- 
spasmodic, expectorant, and dia- 
phoretic. Crude petroleum is used 
in domestic practice, and often 
with good results; it has been ex- 
tolled as a remedy for tape worms. 
Naphtha is regarded as a useful 
remedial agent in the treatment of 
cholera. The vapors of petroleum 
have proved useful in some asth- 
matic affections. Men who have 
asthma often find relief by work- 
ing among flowing wells, or other- 
wise handling crude petroleum. 



Workmen occasionally drink it in 
liberal quantities, and some re- 
markablecures havebeen reported. 



Come to think of it, petroleum 
products have a faculty of eradicat- 
ing all manner of disagreeable 
stains, and they appear to have 
wiped out that pencil mark which 
once on a time divided the state 
into Northern and Southern Cali- 
fornia, says the Los Angeles Her- 
ald. If it is ever drawn again by 
any malicious person it will un- 
doubtedly appear north of Kern 
and San Luis Obispo counties. 



The words " struck ile " first 
came from the lips of a maiden 
whose father in the early days of 
the oil excitement in Pennsyl- 
vania had been drilling for a long 
time and about given up hope, 
when one day the drill tapped the 
sand and avolumeof liquid wealth 
poured forth. The excited 
maiden on hearing the news rush- 
ed to a neighbor's house, crying 
as she went, "Dad's struck ile." 
From that time the phrase became 
a by-word in the oil regions and 
the fame of the aforesaid maiden 
reached far beyond. 



Oil. RKPORTKR 



FOSTERING THE INDUSTRY. 



The Purposes unci Importmu Achlevments of 
the California Petroleum Miners' 
\880ciatton. 



ire of thl 
and the troul ilifornia. 

which were a, .o matte, ..bureau of infor.ua- 

rding the oil torn: 
^ePAcn-icOaB urnishinf. 

which made the first public an ' 



nounccment of the plan 

torial in its i \!.iy «, and 

which continued iUvigorOtU 

cacv. 



The California Petroleum Min- 
iation is ibe only organ- 
ization representing the inti 
and promoting the general welfare 

of the oil industry of the state, 

and this fact and the work it has , ha t the petroleum 



done and planned make it one of U)r tllc „ Ist , inR . aml completely, 

il... 1 l *• 



the important and looming fea- 
tures of the petroleum industry. 
It is one of the large industrial to its i eg i s l at i 



vention of the latter. November ' ''"■' ,,rst meeting was held OS 

19-21. An invitation to represent Wednesday, May [6, In the office 
the oil interests of the state in that of the Fresno-Alpha Oil company, 
general mining convention was m the Mills building. T. A. Kirk- 
cordially accepted, with the result Patrick ol the London Oil Com- 
pany, managi 
Hotel, railed the meeting I 



forces of the state, and a brief re- 



included in the scope of the Cali- der a,ul '-■ Perry Crane of the 

fornia Miners Association, support World Petroleum Co., was elected 

ive interests being chairman, and W. B. Winn of the 

pledged and the several resolutions Pacu IC Olt RspohTBR, secretary. 

view of its composition, purposes declaring the legislative needs of Among others present were K. 

and achivements is especially ap- the oil industry being adopted by P. Heald of the Palace Oil Co., H. 

propriate here, and will be of in- tbls convention. There was thus S. Field of the Ksmerulda, C. H. 

terest to intelligent oil men gener- J 

ally. 

This organization is now only 
seven months old, but in this com- 
paratively short time it . has ac- 
complished a great work in behalf 
of the oil interests of the state 
generally, proved its value to the 
industry and given bright promise 
of a long and successful career. 
Being composed in membership of 
the leading men in this industrial 
field, il is thoroughly representa- 
tive of the whole industry. About 
ioo leading oil companies are en- 
rolled, all their officers and direct- 
ors thus being connected with the 
Association, and the membership 
includes, besides, many individuals 
who are playing leading parts in 
this expanding field. 

The beneficial work that has 
thus far been accomplished by the 
California Petroleum Miners' As- 
sociation has not chiefly concerned 
markets, prices, the exploitation of 
particular oil fields, etc., but has 
been general in its nature and of 
great significance. 

Its first victory in behalf of the 
oil interests was in behalf of the 
oil miners in their conflict with the 
scrippers. It was mainly through 
the active and persistent efforts of 
this Association that vast tracts of 
the public domain, chiefly in the 
San Joaquin Valley, were last 
summer withdrawn from entry by 
the Commissioner of the General 
Land Office, thus preserving the 
oil miners' rights and opportuni- 
ties in the development of the oil 
resources therein. 

It did an effective work in con- 
nection with the International Pe- 
troleum Congress at Paris in pro- 
moting its success and in advertis- 
ing the petroleum resources of 
California by sending exhibits of 
typical oils of the state and naming 
influential delegates to represent 
this state. 

Perhaps the achievement of 
greatest significance was the suc- 
cessful co-operation of the Califor- 
nia Petroleum Miners' Association 
with the California Miners' Asso- 
ciation in the last annual statecon- 




When Well No. 5 of the Home Oil Company Broke forth in the Coalinga District. 



gained for the oil interests of the 
state the direct and active support 
of this old and powerful associa- 
tion, a great and direct gain, the 
value of which will be seen in the 
future. 

The California Petroleum Min- 
ers' Association has been a bureau 
of information which has dissemi- 
nated a great amount of informa- 
tion about the oil resources of the 
state at home and abroad, and done 
much to advertise them and to en- 
list capital from elsewhere in their 
development. It has already 
served the industry well in other 
ways, and demonstrated to oil 
men the need and value of unity 
and co-operation in behalf of its 
general interests. 

The Association originated early 
in May, 1900, from the getting to- 
gether of a few men who appre- 
ciated the need of such an organ- 
i tion to promote the general 



Elliott of the Dos Palos, B. Marks 
of the Santa Maria, W. K. von 
Johannsen of the Century, J. B. 
Hoss, A. S. Stratton, et al. These 
men are all prominent in the bus- 
iness life of San Francisco and 
they proceeded with a clear appre- 
ciation of the particular value of 
an association formed on practical 
lines. 

The work was taken up enthu- 
siastically, and at a second largely 
attended meeting, on May 25, a 
committee report on the objects and 
plan of organization was approved. 
The purposes of the Association, as 
thus declared and embodied in the 
constitution, were : 

" To promote and encourage the 
petroleum industry in California to 
the end that thecommercial wealth 
of the state may be enhanced. 

" To assist in securing such Na- 
tional and state legislation as will 



•..on to in- 
quiring in 

oate knowled 
the petroleum interests through 
I the press and by public meetings 

and literature of the Association. 

" To maintain by all propel 

means the dignity of the petroleum 

business of the state of California. 
" To discourage all resort to un 
business like methods in the pro 
ductlon ami manipulation of oil 
and "il companies' stm-k. 

"To employ competent legal 
service, if required, to protect the 
oil industry ol the state. or to main- 
tain the rights of the membei 
tlii-— Association. 

" To provide suitable headquar- 
ters for the members of this Asso- 
ciation and (.tlur persons interested 
in the petroleum interests of Cali- 
fornia. " 

In carrying out these purposes 
it was proposed that the Associa- 
tion, while not concerning itself 
with the sale of stock like an 1 x- 
change, should protect the indus- 
try and the investing public from 
the injurious effects of the exploita- 
tion of fakes by reporting on the 
standing and integrity of oil com- 
panies; that it should act as a 
board of trade in giving informa- 
tion about districts, compile statis- 
tics, maintain an exhibit of oils 
and their analyses; promote state 
and National legislation in behalf 
of the oil interests; advertise the 
opportunities for legitimate invest- 
ment and otherwise aid the indus- 
try in every way possible. 

Incorporation followed, head- 
quarters were opened in room 33, 
second floor of the Mills building, 
and on June 7 organization was 
effected as follows : President, L. 
P. Crane; first vice-president, O. 
A. Lane; second vice-president, J. 
C. Kirkpatrick; third vice-presi- 
dent, E. D. Berri; treasurer, H. S. 
Field; secretary, W. B. Winn; 
additional directors, E. P. Heald, 
W. B. Simmons, G. H. Jones, B. 
Marks, F. E. Harmon. 

Since then Secretary Winn has 
resigned the office, while remain- 
ing a director, W. B. Simmons suc- 
ceeding to the secretaryship, and 
the vacancy caused by the resig- 
nation of Director F. E. Harmon 
has been filled by the election of 
U. S. Surveyor-General J. M 
Gleaves and Dr. T, C. Deane has 
been elected director in place of 
H. S. Field who was compelled to 
resign on account of pressure of 
business duties. The Association 
is growing steadily both in mem 
bership and in its scope of use- 
fulness in the oil industry. Every 
oil company and every one who 
desires the general welfare of the 
oil industry should affiliate with 
the Association and become an 
active member. 



30 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



GREAT SULPHUR MOUNTAIN. 



The World's Greatest Oil 

Seepages In Ventura 

County. 

One of the remarkable features 
of the oil resources of California is 
to be found down in the beautiful 
Oj a i valley of Ventura county in 
he southern part of the state. 
Here is an undeveloped oil field, 
the great Bard ranch, miles in 
length, which exhibits the most 
wonderful oil seepages in America, 
if not in the world and displays 
surface geological indications of 
enormous oil stores more definitely 
and certainly than any other field 
in the United States. 

This property is a striking illus- 
tration of the enormous possi- 
bilities of the oil industry of this 
state in the future and it is of 
espe-ial interest just now for the 
reason that a syndicate of eminent 
and wealthy oilmen have matured 
plans for its development on a 
large scale, thus giving promise of 
one of the greatest oil enterprises 
in the state. 

It was down there in the Ojai 
valley that the cil industry of 
California had its real beginning 
and that is the region where it 
shows its oldest and most elabor- 
ate development. The prolific 
seepages of this region early drew 
general attention, and in 1864 Le- 
1 and Stanford and others under- 
took operations among them. Dur- 
ing the '6o's Colonel Thomas Scott, 
the railroad magnate, became in- 
terested here and bought large 
tracts of oil lands in this part of 
Ventura county, sending Thomas 
R. Bard, now United States sena- 
tor, to manage his interests. 

Much of Scott's holdings passe 
into the possession of Mr. Bard 
including the Bard ranch of over 
6,000 acres which is the subject of 
this account. 

In succeeding years others car- 
ried on development in this region 
and productive wells resulted. 
Finally several large interests 
were merged into the Union Oil 
company, in which Mr. Bard held 
a leading interest, and this great 
company has since then become 
the leading one of the state. It 
has put down 300 wells in Ven- 
tura county and its most produc- 
tive fields are close to the Bard 
ranch. Its pipe lines cross this 
property and its great refinery at 
Santa Paula is but six miles away. 
This big ranch is surrounded on 
all sides by productive wells. 

But the wonder and the promise 
of all this rich particular region is 
the Bard ranch lying thus in the 
midst of this proven field. It in- 
cludes the northern slope of Sul- 
phur mountain, which shuts the 
Ojai valley off from the ocean to 
the south, and it includes a large 
part of the floor of the valley. In 
shape the property is a right 
angled triangle with a narrow 
bns°. The apex of the triangle is 



at the head of the valley and here 
is the famous " No. 6" well, the 
oldest producing well in Califor- 
nia, drilled over thirty years ago. 
The property is part of the old 
Ojai rancho and it stretches down 
the slope of Sulphur mountain for 
between six and seven miles. The 
valley lies about 1500 feet above 
the sea and the mountains rise on 
either side to about 3000 feet. 

It is on the northern slope of 
Sulphur mountain, embraced in 
the Bard ranch, that the remark- 
able indications of vast oil deposits 
are displayed. The geological 
structure is singular. On the 
northern side of this elongated 
mountain the outcropping strata 
dip southward under the mountain 
at an angle of forty five degrees. 
On the southern side of the moun- 
tain they similarly pitch northward 



upward and out at the surface the 
oil confined below. As the oil 
seeps from the ground its volatile 
constituents rapidly evaporate, 
leaving an asphaltum residuum 
which gradually accumulates as 
years go on, until immense beds 
containing thousands of tons of 
asphaltum gather below each 
seepage. 

The seepages on the Bard pro- 
perty include the largest known 
to exist in the State — probably the 
largest in the world. The illustra- 
tions [ reproduced from photo- 
graphs] accompanyingthis article— 
impressive as they are — can con- 
vey but the slightest idea of their 
mass. The greatest of them all is 
that in Pinkerton Canyon, a min- 
ute part of which is pictured on 
this page. This is about midway 
of the property, and the sight of it 
would repay along journey. Here 
one may pick his way [if the day 



they are as helpless here as flies 
on sticky fly paper. The seepage 
in Pinkerton Canon, though larger 
than the others, is a fair repre- 
sentative of several upon this re- 
markable property. The ac- 
companying view of a portion of 
this seepage shows a large water- 
ing trough which has been carried 
downward and partly buried by 
the flow. 

This wonderful stretch of oil- 
bearing rocks and seepage is 
thought by those who have made 
a careful study of the formation 
there to comprise an oil belt 
fully a half mile in width. This 
would indicate ' that there is room 
for at least 2000 wells upon the 
property. That many wells will, 
of course never be drilled and the 
vast stores of oil wi 11 be slowly and 
steadily developed and withdraw 
through a long series of years, but 
it is interesting to note the fact 
that 2000 wells, which would not 




A Pool of Oilifrom a Seepage ou the Bard Ranch. 



under the mountain, showing that 
the present mountain is part of a 
syncline. Across the Ojai valley 
the strata dip northward, showing 
that what is now the valley is a 
denuded anticline, the apex of 
which was once above the lowest 
present depression. 

The strata which outcrop along 
this slope of Sulphur mountain in- 
clude great beds of oil-bearing 
sandstones, aggregating 600 to 700 
feet in thickness, and the outcrop- 
pings run in straight and unbroken 
lines, showing no faults. It is 
thus demonstrated that under and 
through the mountain, for a length 
of several miles, there curve thick, 
unbroken sandstone strata rich in 
petroleum, and which must hold 
enormous quantities of oil in their 
basin-like depths. 

That this is true is shown by 
the wonderful seepages along the 
slope, where rock and gas pressuret 
has for ages been slowly forcing 



be not too warm] on a solid bed of 
asphaltum for nearly a mile up 
the windings of the canyon. At 
some points the deposit is more 
than a hundred yards wide. Its 
depth can only be a matter of con- 
jecture, but is estimated as high as 
a hundred feet. 

Under the rays of a summer sun, 
this whole mass softens enough to 
move sluggishly on down the 
canyon, and then it becomes a veri- 
table death-trap. One cannot walk 
many paces without seeing the 
bones of animals or the horns of 
cattle protruding from the mass. 
Once an animal gets fairly caught 
on this holding, yielding surface, 
and it is as surely doomed as the 
prisoner of a quicksand. The 
losses to the stockmen whose cattle 
graze on these hills, from this 
cause, are frequent and have 
amounted in the aggregate to 
housands of dollars. As for birds, 
squirrels and other wild creatures, 



stand together as closely as those 
in the Los Angeles field, would if 
each produced but ten barrels a 
day, yield over 7,000,000 barrels a 
year, or double the present pro- 
duction of the state. The produc- 
tive wells at each end of this long 
oil line reinforce the unmistakable 
and remarkable surface indica- 
tions sufficiently to warrant the 
prediction that here will be one of 
the wonderful oil fields of Cali- 
fornia. 

That this property has not been 
developed in the past to a greater 
extent has been due entirely to a 
lack of opportunity on the part of 
Senator Bard. He has been a 
leading member of the expanding 
Union Oil Company, hashad many 
oil and other interests to command 
his time and capital, and his recent 
election to the United States 
Senate fuither circumscribed his 
business activities. In past years 
he has repeatedly refused to part 
with the property to capitalists 
and has cherished the intention 
to develope the property when 
time and opportunity permitted. 



>RTER 



However, a short time ago he 
consented to transfer the property 
to a strong compan- ijelcs 

capitalists, most of whom he 
knew, and in whose judgment and 



Thomas Hughes, second 
president and superintend : 
one of the roost .' oil 

operators nia. 

I.. H. Valentine secretai 



FIRST OIL-BURNING ENGIN1 



h.i\s the Santa Fe Pio- 



ability to carry through whatever atton ic of the I 

enterprises they -liould undertake at!. 

he had unlimited confidence and Bermun W. Hellman, treasurer, 



peer ed the Way 

to Oil. 



It will, with 

acumen and prudence, seek the 

efficient petroleum fuel 

in obtain, both by developing 

to entrust to them the development :id local manager ls the , arEeM buv „ „ nd oins „, c , ' U " " lkin * *« 

of what he had alwnvs I. ' J U l'Cst contracts H CU score, hut It 

oi won ne had ti« the Farmers and Merchant fora U fuelol.taone of the L otlir .„ v h „ „ ,„ rll , , r ;,„ , r „ s , 

be the richest oil territory in this bank, besides Wing a stockhold. , Droduccr9 f IK ., rt ,leum in 

part of the state. Then >t wasthat and director inh.lfadozcn other ' a X '^TT' S l"? ">" " ?*" 

*>»*<"> woridTe' economy JiZE 2 ^'1^ on Jut u » to *e 
using oil tor locomotive fuel, and , pparen , inU . rcM „,- „ 11S corpora . 

it promises to lone remain a leading ,:,„, ,„ t „,„ ,,,. j»..„i„„„, ... . , 
toth.t compan Thomas K. !, t . ,„ tlu . , ndu ' try ,„• ,,„, ^ ** l " foBt « "" d«velopmenl ol 

taining a large interest in the burg, president o( the Oil St( 



organized, and the n difornia 

rights above referred to transfi rred The other direct) 



This gives tins great railroad 




largest Seepage iu California. Pinkerton Canyon. Trough Buried in Oil-Flow. 



the oil resources of the state to 
their fullest extent and there lias 
not yet appeared on the horizon 
Of the oil industry any issue with 
this company which portends any 
hostility such as has so often 
attended the relations of railroad 
corporations to various industria 
interests. 

The great feature of the oil in- 
dustry in the current time is the 
rapid increase in the output. In- 
crease of output demands an ade- 
quate increase of consumption, or 
there will surely fDllow an era of 
low prices, depression and dis- 
couragement, which will end when 
the consumption overtakes the 
supply. During the recent large 
increase in production the Santa 
Fe company has been rapidly ex- 
lending its use of fuel oil until 
now this is practically the only 
fuel used in its locomotives on all 
its lines in California, and its con- 
sumption amounts to several hun- 
dred thousand barrels a year 
J With all its large investments in 



property as a stockholder of the 
company; and the work of develop- 
ing the 6ooo and more acres cover 
ing these valuable oil deposits was 
begun. The title to the property 
is unquestionable and the mem 
bers of this company are distin- 
guished citizens who have made 
conspicuous successes in life. 

The oil is a light oil of twenty- 
four degrees gravity and pipe-line 
and railroad transportation is 
directly available. Wells are now 
being put down by ihe Bard Oil 
and Asphalt company which will 
opeiate on a large scale with 
abundantcapital, but the property 
is so large that it has been decided 
to sell one-half to buyers in parcels 
to suit, and this will further hasten 
development. 

The president is W. H. Perry, 
of Los Angeles, who is also presi- 
dent of the Los Angeles City Water 
company and of the Perry Lum- 
ber company, is a director of two 
of th: leading banks in that city, 
and a large stockholder in the 
Nevada bank and the Union Trust 
company of San Francisco. 

General John R. Mathews, who 
is first vice-president, has recently 
completed a term as postmaster of 
Los Angeles, and is one of the 
leading commission merchants o' 
Southern California. 




The Pioneer Oil-Burning Locomotive. 



and Transportation Co.; A. H. 
Naftzger, president Southern Cali- 
fornia Fruit Exchange; A.J. Crook- 
shank, register U. S. Land Office. 
The capital of the company is 
$2,000,000 in shares of $1 each. 

Such an association of men, with 

'such a property, will not fail to 

I make a very notable success of 

interest to the entire oil industry 

of the state. 



corporation a prominent place as a 
factor in the oil industry of Cali- 
fornia and the effect of its presence 
in this field is a benign one and 
one from which no suspicions or 
fears may start, as they may from 
the presence and operations of 
other corporate forces. The Santa 
Fe is not a commercial institution 
and its capital is not and will not 
be used to bull or bear markets 



oil lands, vigorous prospecting 
work and producing wells, the 
company is yet obliged to depend 
largely on contiacts with other 
producers and during the current 
year it has made such long-term 
contracts covering ters of thou- 
sands of barrels per month. This 
amounts to the removal of so much 

Continued on page 37. 



32 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



EARLY SCENES IN THE KERN RIVER OIL FIELD. 




SECTION ^PEERLESS WELLN22 
KERN CO. CALIF. 



Supt's Smile, 
When Peerles struck He. 




Peerless Well completed. 




Original Discovery in Kern River District in 
Sec. 3. 29-28. SO Feet by Windlass and 
20 Feet by small Drill. 



Surface. 



345' 



Earth,, Gravel 
and Dry Quick- 
Sand 345' 



Point to wl|ereOil 
rose after Perforation 
527'ljrom Bottom 
of Well. 




Peerless Water Wa^on. 



4491 
455'* 



50li 

508'1 
525'| 

540'P 

54o| 

578'i 



blP 



690| 
693| 

72C?i 

727 1 * 



Water Sand 104' 

Clay 6' 
foil Sand 46' (6ood) 

jClayy 
SoilSand l7 T CGood) 

fciay 15' 

JOil Sand8'(Good) 

|ciay30' 

Varying Strata of 
Oil Sand. Clay, 
| Shale Etc.33^ 

(Second Grade) 



Oil Sand 79'(R;ch) 



Clay 3' 

Oil Sand 27' , 
(very PROLiric) 

! CI ay 7' (Blue CI ay) 




Peerles Wells 3 and 2. Oil was struck in 2, Jan. 
17' and t^e Well was afterwards completed 
at 727 Feet, Oil was struck in N? 3 on Feb. 
17, and Work still continues. 




'33"Pumpin£ Jack. 



This page illustrates some of the 
typical developments in the Kern 
River field in the spring of this 
year, when the first producing 
wells were being completed and 
oil men were just beginning to 
realize the greatness of the field. 
They are mainly views of the 
property of the Peerless Oil com- 
pany, in the heart of the produc- 
ing district. 

Derricks were not so numerous 
as now, and those shown look a 
little lonesome in comparison with 
the present time, when photographs 
from the same points of view 
would show backgrounds filled 
with the monumental towers that 
proclaim the exits prepared for 
hydrocarbons. 



That water wagon was one of | 
the pioneer features of the field, 
and tells of one of the early trou- 
bles of drillers. The field is, on the 
surface, an arid waste, and the only 
source of water for steam boilers 
and drilling was the Kern river, 
three or four miles away. Water 
was struck by all the wells, but 
drillers were in a hurry to get to 
the cil sands and did not stop in 
the first water sand and take anew 
start, but cased off the water and 
went on down. Such water wagons 
were early secured and kept busy. 
Some men went into the water 
business and made money out of 
the Kern river before oil companies 
made money out of oil. Eater 
water supplies naturally became 



adequate through water wells an 
pipe lines. 

The section, or "log" of Peerless 
well number 2, was the first defin- 
ite information about the geological 
formations of the field penetrated 
by the wells to be made public. 
The early operators were very se- 
cretive about their "logs," but now 
the succession of strata all through 
the field is well known,. The sec- 
tion here givenistypical of the field 
and shows the phenomenal agg- 
regate thickness ot the oil sands. 
Deeper drillings have revealed oil 
sands below the lowest here shown, 
and there remains the possibility 
of further rich sands below the 
lowest point yet reach by the drill. 
The future possibilities and prob- 



abilities of the Kern River field are 
below as well as around it. 

The picture of the discovery 
well of the district is of historic 
interest. J. F. Elwood, a man 
without means or any knowledge 
of the oil business beyond the fact 
that if oil was in the ground a hole 
would reveal it, if deep enough, 
decided to see what was below the 
neighbo.hood of an old seepage. 
He dug an ordinary well to adepth 
of about seventy feet and then 
used a well-boring auger, reaching 
the first oil sand and accomplish- 
ing the discovery of the great 
Kern River field in the summer 
of 1899. 



LEGISLATIVE NEEDS. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 






How the Miner-' Isaoc m tinn Sup- 
ports the Indu-trv. 

At the ninth annual .. 
of the California Miners' Associa- 
tion, held in San Fran 
embi the petroleum 

industry played a leading part, 
and the legislative needs of this 
industry were cordially taken up 
by the big general organization of 
the ruining industry. In the future 
the Oil industry will have a mighty 
champion to co-operate with in its 
battles for needed state and 
national legislation. 

Theseiiesof resolutions adopt- 
ed on the last day of the conven- 
tion, declaring the demands and 
purposes of the miners of the 
state, embraced many matters ol 
importance to the iudustry at large 
and nearly half of these resolutions 
were devoted to the oil industry. 
This industry was represented in 
the convention by a strong delega- 
tion from the California Petroleum 



■on Wc Want Out thi» 
which the 
whole mining industry of the state hi 
Med together with the petroleum 
miner*, and we confidently ask the re- 
al aid of II : ncrs' 
rotect 
. < of the miner in the | 
lin in Accordance with the letter and 
spirit of tin :.i«r» which were 
intended by Congress to sac mil 

the vast mineral resources of the 

.he mining Industrj 
that their development might beeni 
aged and fo s t c i c d 

I Mil- 

1-ortiint and feasible remedies for the 
said sbusesof the rights ol the "il miner 
"ii the public domain, would be (bond In 
the law unsuccessful!] proposed to Con- 
juring its In-t session, bj which 
the location of petroleum placer claims 
was sought to be so regulated .is b 
cure tn the miner an opportunity to 

make a technical "discovery" of inin- 

ei, il substances, as a precedent to location, 
in accordance with law. a measure of 

tins nature is demanded bj the peculiar 

conditions of the petroleum industry, 
would be but a measure of simple jus- 
tice necessary to give effect to the spirit 
and intent of the mining law, would be 
but a wise adaptation to the oil industry 



ude in the 
matter* of prop, i 

which it \> i, the 

•f the petroleum mdustry, and it 

"! mining rights 
l bj tin state, Includ- 
ing tide lands, the Ik 

the three-mile limit, and tin i 

muring operations in such 
nducted bj the 

simple sufferance of : .1 the 

mining rights obtainable being 
those based >>n possess* 

... That III the ludgmi 
tin- Association the mining industrj ol 
lintry, with its output ol ran DM 
tcrial exceeding a lullum il"llars in an- 
Dual value, its tremendous signil; 

to the industrial prosperity of the nation 
and its still more splendid promise for the 

future, warrants and demands the g"\ - 

eniuieutal protection au.l assistance that 
caii he adequatel} extended onl) through 
a cabinet department <>f the executive 
branch of the government, We there 
fore heariiU endorse the now. national 
demand for a cabinet department of 
mines, first promulgated ill past years b) 
the California Miners' Association. 

KESOLVED, That ill view of the fact 
that so vast an acreage of the now recog- 
nized oil territory of the state has passed 



ileum 

■ I ap- 
I this mi 
' k that the rapid I) gn 
mining Industry maj have its < xpandlng 

ui. .11 

deep satisfaction at the 

justice ut the policy and action 'I the 

Commissioner "t the< Uncial Land Office 

11.. n. liingcr Hermann, in his suspension 

igncnltural entry "i a large ., 

lands in this state, pending 
an Impartial investigation of their mineral 
i-i niin.iuiuci.il character, thereby pre- 
serving in the ml miners the mining 
rights which are theirs bj both the lettei 
ami spirit nl tin- laws. 

Resolved, That from the Petroleum 

Miners ..I tins state is due an expression 

■■I appi ad gratitude to the State 

Mining Bureau for the attention and the 

which tlu 

ml industry of tie I lie re 

cipient, especiall] within the past two 
years. We iu K c continued liberal i 

priatinus for the support ol the bureau. 

These resolutions were adopted 

by the Committee on Resolutions 
as part of its report and approved 
by the convention practically 
verbatim. The report of the com 
mittee on resolutions was prefacul 




View of the Great Kern River Oil Field, Looking East. 



Miners' Association, which present- 
ed a series of resolutions express- 
ing the readiness of the oil men to 
co-operate with all other branches 
of the mining industry in behalf of 
its general good, and stating the 
especial ueeds of the oil interests 
in the fields of law and govern- 
mental administration. The most 
important of these resolutions were 
the following : 

Resolved, That in the problem of 
emedying the criminal abuse of the 
land and mining laws of the nation by 
the wholesale attempts to secure as agri- 
cultural laud by the use of so-called scrip 
and otherwise, great tracts of the public 
domain that are unquestionably mineral 
in character and which are recognized as 
mineral by the people who seek to secure 
them as such by subterfuge, legal tech- 
nicalities and outright perjury, the 
petroleum industry laces the matter of 
mest serious present concern to it in its 
relation to the Federal laws and their i 



of the tunnel site law, and would work 
no injury or inconvenience to any legiti- 
mate interest. We urge this measure on 
the renewed attention of the California 
Miners' Association as one worthy of its 
careful consideration and energetic sup- 
port, remembering with deep apprecia- 
tion the vigorous and generous action of 
the executive committee of the said As- 
sociation in its behalf in the past. 

Resolved, That in theopinion of this 
body the geological conditions attending 
oil mining and the multiplication of 
wells which penetrate water-yielding 
strata and release their stores of water, 
make wise and timely an investigation of 
the alleged injuries done to oil wells and 
oil 6elds by the Hooding of porous oil- 
yielding strata from such induced flows 
of water. We note the fact that the laws 
of certain Eastern states recognize the 
injury to the oil interests caused in this 
way and require the casing of water- 
yielding wells in oil regions and the 
effective plugging of abandoned wells. 

RESOLVED, That the committee on leg 
islation of the California Miners' Asso- 



iuto the possession of railroad corpora" 
tions as agricultural laud included in the 
the railroad land grants, and the further 
fact that a large acreage of probable min- 
eral oil land is included in the remaining 
unpatented lands within the railroad land 
grants in this state, we recognize the in- 
terest of the oil industry in the Minera' 
Lands Bill now pending in Congress, 
which contemplates a segregation of min- 
eral and agricultural lands in such grants 
in this state, and we do hereby endorse 
and sustain the efforts of the California 
Miners' Association to secure the enact- 
ment of the said law. 

Resolved, That in view of the fact 
that the rapidly expanding petroleum 
industry of this and some other western 
states finds itself frequently planted 
upon the public domain and so controlled 
by the mining laws of the land, the said 
industry shares in a considerable degree 
the general concern of the mining indus- 
try in the Federal Mining Laws. Hence 
we join in the long-standing demand of 
the western mining world for such a wise 
revision of the Federal Mining Laws as 
shall better adapt them to the needs of 
the miners. 

Resolved, That we recognize the in- 



by the following preamble and 
resolution which display the cordial 
spirit in which the representatives 
of the whole mining industry of 
the state look up the cause of the 
oil miner and welco ed him into 
fellowship: 

Whereas, The California Miners' 
Association was organized, primarily, for 
the purpose of devising a method 
whereby the great industry of hydraulic 
mining could be resumed without injury 
to the agricultural and other interests; 
and, whereas, since that time the mining 
interest has broadened by the develop- 
ment of the copper and petroleum mining 
industries to such an extent that it covers 
practically the whole State; and, whereas, 
we recognize in the California Petroleum 
Miners' Association an ally of great im- 
portance in the development of the 
mineral industries of the State; therefore, 
be it 

Resolved, That we welcome into the 
fullest fellowship our fellow miners who 
are doing so much to develop the petro- 
leum mining industry of the State, and 
pledge to them our heartiest co-operation 
and support in every measure in which 
we may be of service to them. 



34 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



REED CRUDE OIL CO. 



Now Producing Thirty Thousand 
Barrels Each Month. 

- This company was organized in 
June, 1900, with a capital stock of 
2,000,000 sharesat JS1.00 each, all 
of which is issued. The company 
after its organization purchased all 
the property of the Reed Oil Com- 
pany, and also provided a cash 
fund for the purpose of develop- 
ment. 
The property purchased consists 



smaller tanks of 1000 to 1200 bar- 
rels capacity, and has just had 
completed a railroad line through 
section 32 into section 28, and has 
also erected a loading rack for the 
convenient loading of cars. 

In the near future the company 
proposes to drill additional wells 
so as to bring its production to at 
least 50,000 barrels per month. 

The company owns its property 
in fee simple, free from indebted- 
ness, and all improvements have 
been paid for. 



dent of Security Savings Bank; W. 
D. Woolwine, Cashier of Los 
Angeles National Bank; T. L- 
Reed, rancher, Reedly, Cal; T. S. 
Fuller, of the Golden Cross Mines. 
Among the stockholders, other 
than the directors, are the leading 
bankers, merchants and profes- 
sional men of Los Angeles. 



Arizona Fields. 

Arizona, as has been stated in 
the Los Angeles Herald, boasts 
three different oil fields, where 
operations have recently begun 




geo. w. Mcpherson. 

The subject of this sketch is a 
native s.n of California, born in 
old Tuolumne in 1858. In 1876 he 
established himself in a manu- 
facturing business in San Fran- 
cisco, and for a number of years 
did the largest business in the city 
in his line. He was prominently 
connected with the Midwinter 
Fair in 1894, and three years later 
took up his residence in Rands- 
burg, where he became secretary 
of the Rand District Board of 
Trade, receiving the compliment of 
a unanimous vote at the first elec- 
tion of the Board of Trustees, who 
would have found much difficulty 
in selecting a person more familiar 
with the wants of the district than 




George W. McPherson. 



An Oil Flume in the Kern River field with riffles designed to catch the mingled sand. 



Mr. McPherson. This is to be 
ascribed in part to his connection 
with the publication of the " His- 
tory of the Rand Mining District 
of California." This is a publica- 
tion which reflects great credit on 
the compiler, as it is spendidly got. 



of the West }i of section 34; the 
West y 2 of the Southeast % of 
section 34, containing 400 acres. 

The Southwest % of section 28, 
containing 160 acres. 

The Northwest % of section 32, 
containing 160 acres. 

The West }£ of the Southeast % 
of section 32, containing 80 acres. 

The Northwest % of section 20, 
containing 160 acres. 

A thirty-year lease at ^i royalty 
on the Southeast % of section 20, 
containing 160 acres. All this 
land being in township 28 South, 
range 28 East, Mt. Diablo B. & M., 
in the heart of the Kern River Oil 
District. 

In addition to this the company 
owns the Southwest % of the 
Northwest % and the South % of ' 
of the Northeast j{ of section 2, | 
and the East }i of section i/\, all 
in township 29 South, range 28 
East, M. D. B. & M., 440 acres. 

Since acquiring this property) 
the company has completed on 
section 34 seven producing wells 
on section 28 twelve producing 
wells, and three nearly completed. 
On section 32 two wells and on : 
additional well nearing completion. 
One well on the Southeast % of 
section 20. These wells produce 
30,000 barrels per month. 

In addition to this the company 
has completed a 20,000-barrel stor- 
age tank, as well as a number of 




Canfield Oil Company's 350,000 Gallon Tank, Kern River District. 



The officers of the company are 
as follows: Wm. G. Kerckhoff, 
President; Kaspare Cohn, Vice- 
President; T. S. Fuller, Secretary; 
J. F. Sartori, Treasurer. 

The directors are: W. H. Perry, 
President of the W. H. Perry 
Lumber and Mill Company; W. G. 
Kerckhoff, Vice-President ot the 
First National Bank of Los Angeles; 
Henderson Hayward, capitalist; 
West Hughes, physician and sur- 
geon; Kaspare Cohn, of K. Cohn 
& Company; J. F. Sartori, Presi- 



with every prospect of a success- 
ful result. Texas, oil experts say, 
is full of oil and reports from that 
state continue to come in, showing 
a rapid increase in the production 
of the Corsicana field, and also ex- 
tensions in different directions 
where development work is going 
on. Texas is already on the oil 
map to a large extent, and all in- 
dications point to extensive fields 
there at a very early date. 

The first derricks were of poles, 
twelve feet base and from twenty- 
eight to thirty feet high. 



ten up and arranged, besides being 
very fully illustrated with magni- 
ficent half-tones. It is doubtful if 
there is another mining town in 
the entire West which has receiv- 
ed such a splendid advertisement, 
a remarkable tribute to the liber- 
ality and public spirit of its citi- 
zens, as ■.veil as to the ability, 
energy and perseverance of its 
promoter and publisher, Mr. 
McPheison. 

He is now engaged in the pre- 
paration of the " Resources of 
Kern County," which will doubt- 
less be equal in merit to its 
predecessor. 



on. ri 



Point Richmond Oil Co. 



Capital Stock (100,000 

BOARD OF : 

Henri B. Ruts, president, capitalist 
Sun Franc i- 

dent, road foreman of engin. 
no; I. VV. Tat,- 
lent Tuber Photo Co.. San Fran- 
A. Keller, director, agent 

rector, joul 

Woods, attorney, member 

for Second \rthur 

Wheeler, secretary. 

This COtnp 

sharcstli.iii auy other company inC 
Costa court 

t'.uamt ' 

rolled by well-known men. 
Our property i* close to the city and 
can eaail) I e seen. It is declared by 

experts to he M ti lit.- as any in the State 
Strong ex mpaniefl arc drilling on each 
side of us. Send for prospectus. 



Point Richmond Oil Co. 

floor, Room 41, .Mills Building, San Francisco, Telephone Main 1705. 

The Excelsior Adjustable Round Hoop Tanks 

In 





Webster Iron Works 



DEPARTMENTS: 



MACHINE SHOPS 

kSMITH SHOP 



gfc 



M'RY 
PATTERN SHOP 



MINING, MILLING and MACHINE CASTING S 



ft 



Rig Ir.ms, Sand Reels. Sand Pumps, Drilling and Pithing 
Tools, llravy Forging*. 

Telephone 341 21st and I Streets. I' (I. Box 4*3 

BAKERSFIELD, CAL 



mmmmmm& ,* 



Are the 




30,000 Gal. Size 20-2^x14 feet high. 



Cheapest 

Most 

Practica 

AND 

Satisfactory 

TANKS 

For Prices address T i \-i i > r*» 1 1 /\ 5 

-ft- The bxcelsior Redwood Comp y. 

Fourth and Channel Sts. San Francisco. Manuf rs and dealers in dumber and House Fini 

C. A. HOOPER & CO., Agents 
204 Front street, - - - - San Francisco 

Fulton Engine Works 

Los Angeles, = California 

Oil Well Tools and Machinery. 

Postoffice Box No. 296— Station C. Telephone, Main 661. 

Lacy Manufacturing Company 

Manufacturers of 



..'/. ■ 



Fairbanks, Morse & Company 



OIL WELL SUPPLIES 



"Star" and Standard Drilling Rigs, Fairbanks Gas, Gasoline and 
Distillate Engines. Steam Pumps and Boilers, Boston and 
Reading Casings, Tubing. Sucker Rods, Pumps, 
Pipe Fittings, cordage, Wire Rope, etc., etc. 

Los Angeles, Cal. Bakersfield, Cal. 

J.E. BRE1TWISER, Iuventor RISDON IRON WORKS Builders 
San Francisco, Cal. 




Steel Water Pipe 
General Sheet 
Iron Works 



OIL STORAGE & WAGON TANKS 

Oil Well Casing Oil Stills 

Works: Cor. New Main and Date streets. P- O. Box 231. 

Telephone, Main 196- Baker Block. Station C 

Office, 334 North Main Street, Los Angeles. Cal. 



NEW RAPID HYDRAULIC ROTARY and WALKING BEAM 
combination rigs. 

NEW STYLE STANDARD RIGS with all iron sprocket beltsi and 
rope drums. 

NEW MULTIPLE PUMPING PLANT, with separate strokes 
each well. 

HYDRAULIC CLEANING AND FI3HING OUTFITS. 
FUEL OIL FOR SALE. 



Oil Land, Oil Stocks, til! 

IKYK Bought and Sold 



Lands to lease on royalty or will take stock in progressive companies 
Companies Incorporated under non-assessable laws. 
Will assist parties desiring companies promoted or Incorporated. 
Bachelors', Oil Company, , Ambrose Harris 



Three States Oil Company, 
Section 6 Oil Company, 
Sunset Vortex 

Oil Company 



Tyree A. Bell 

Rooms 61 1-61 2-613 
Hearst Building, 

San Francisco 
Telephone — Black 91. 



Wh LE y B U DrcRA V iG S ° " Secretaries Of Oil Companies 



Notary Public and 
Commissioner of Deeds 



13 Montgomery St, 

bet. Calif ore ia 

and Pine, San Francisco. 



In Kern River Valley District 
are respectfully requested to send 
a copy of their prospectus to 
J. S. EWEN, 

10 California St., San Francisco 
Room 1. 



3° 



Pacific oil reporter 



OIL WELL 
Casing 

(BOSTON BRAND) 

Line Pipe 
Steam Pumps 
Valves mi Fittings 
Belting 

Crane C^* 

H. T. LALLY, Man'ger 




23-25 FIRST ST. 
24 FREMONT ST. 



} 



San Francisco, Cal 



AMERICAN 

STEEL AND WIRE COM'PY 



Pacific Works 

The only Wire Rope Factory on 
the Pacfic Coast. 



We maKe 

Wire Ropes, Cable and Hawser? 

For all purposes and with 
every possible combination 
of Wires-steel and Iron, 
galvanized or plain. 






♦ 
n 
□ 



Wire Ropes | 
Of all Kinds " 



For Oil Well 
Purposes 

And all fixtures and appliances 
for the use of Wire Rope 

Send your orders to 

American Steel&Wire Co, 

EOS ANGELES— No. 206 North 

Los Angeles St. 
SAN FRANCISCO— No. 8 & 10 

Pine St. 

Now Drilling. 

THE BAY CITY OIL COMPANY, 

js now drilling on its lands in 
Midway District, K. n County. 

Circulars and maps sent on request. 



Bovard & SeyfangM'fg Co. 



MANUFACTURERS OF 



Stationary and Portable Boilers, Steam Engines, 

Iron Tanks, Rig Iron Outfits, Drilling and Fishing Tools 

And everything needed to drill and operate 

Oil, Gas & Artesian Wells 

— — Manufacturers agents for 

Tubing, Casing, Pipe Fittings, Valves Ete. 

Natural Gaa Plants a Specialty. Cable address, "Boang" A B C & Private Code* 

BRADFORD, PA., U. S. A. 



Drilling : Rigs 



Standard and Portable 




DRILLING TOOLS 
FISHING TOOLS 
CABLE and OIL 
WELL SUPPLIES 



Of Every Description 

Manufactured by the 



j St. Louis Well, fCiCo. 

• © St. Louis. Mo. 

X Coast representative Geo. Anderson, Bakersfleld 



"RedToodOLL TANKS 



Bay City Oil Company 



321 Safe Ueposit Building, San Francisco 
Geo. W. Tdrner. President, 
E N .Sewexl, Secretary, 



DO NOT LEAK 
3^ 



FOR PRICE AND DESCRIPTIVE CIBf ULAR ADDRESS 



PACIFIC TANK COMPANY 



E ad street 
Los Angela 



[ 



15 Besle St. 

Sail t-randscc 



Pacific Oil Reporter 



For Sale At 
News Stands 



SAND LINES, ETC., 
DEAD LINES, 

CASING LINES, 

BLOCK CLIPS 
CLAMPS, SHEAVES, ETC. 

John A. Roebling's Sons Co. 

25 5 2r FREMONT ST. 

San Francisco, Cal. 
Works, Trenton, New Jersey 



J. M. CURTIS & SON 
Analytical Chemist 

Special attention given to the 
analysis of Oils, and to the tests of 
Gypsum, Kaolin Clay and other 
minerals held by the Land De- 
partment as sufficient to main- 
tain placer mineral locations. 

Quick and accurate returns at 
moderate prices. 



23 California St. ,San Francisc 



W. G. YOUNG 

STOCK BROKER. 

628 Laughlin Building, Los Angeles, Cal. 



Oil Stock Investments paying ^ to 2 
ser cent, per month. Active Repre- 
pentative Wanted. Correspendence In- 
vited. 



A Splendid Opportunity 



For Investment 



It. Diablo Oil Company 



In section 30, 28-28, Kern River 
District. Has one good pro- 
ducing well and the second well 
is nearly finished. Price of 
stock $1 per share. 

We also have for sale or lease any 
part of section 26, township 32 
south, range 23 east, Sunset 
District, on reasonable terms. 

Room 625 Laughlin Bldg. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 



FIRST OIL-BURNING ENGINE 

- . 

of the output from the general 
competitive market, with the effect 
that prices and confidence ar- 
tained. The Southern Pacific com- 
pany is rapidly increasii 
sumption ol fuel oil. being already 
a large consumer, and that this is 
so is due mainly to the experi- 
mental work and the demon-: 
success of the - with this 

fuel. 

The practical use of fuel oil in 
locomotives began on the Southern 
California lines of the San- 
system in 1894 Petroleum had 
long been successfully so used for 
stationary and marine engines, and 
more or less experimental work in 
adapting it to locomotives had been 
done in the Fast, but the con- 
ditions of this use wc-e so differ, nt 
in railroad engines and the diffi- 
culties so many, that economical. 



ss and practical use bad never 
been attained. But in the year 
mentioned, the cost of coal and 
the availability of crude petroleum 
Southern California prompted 
ral Manage! K. H. Wade 
and Superintendent 

\v Preacott, of the 
Southern California division of the 
11. to experiment with this 
fuel. nf experiment 

-cd out. I>> 
gentlemen and others intcri 

iota Paula. Ventura county, 
and the result was unexpectedly 
successful, after much inventive 

genius had been called into play 
and many practical lessons had 
been quickly learned during the 
experiments. These experiments 
were described in general detail in 
the issue of the Pacific Oil 
i'i:k of October 26, 1900. 
The result was that the Santa l-'e 
at once began the use of petroleum 
as locomotive fuel on its South ' 



em California lines, and has stead- 
ily increased its consumption until 
at the present time this company 

I far the !. 
oil in the state It has also tinned 
its attention to de\ 
supply, and has invested many 

thousands in producing well 

ally in the Fullerton district. 
It has made many large contracts 
with producers, and during the 

lummei has transformed all its 

engines in the S.in Joaquin Valley 

lion into oil consumers, draw- 
ing largely on the output of the 
Kern river Geld. 



A Successful Promoter. 
One of the most attractive book 

lets yet published on the oil in- 
dustry of California is that of Mr. 

J. R. T. Mention, the success! ul 

oil promoter whose advertisement 
appears on the last page of this 
issue The booklet is well illus. 
st rated with views taken princi- 



pally from Kern count) . 

a grent deal of desirable in 

Ition. Mi. Mershon is ■ 
the most successful promoti 

ompanies in California and 
but ■ lue to his intelli- 

gence, perserverani an. I 

to the fact that he is conn 
financially with many of the lead 
ing business men in this and 
otiier cities. In every ins; 
st.K-k which Mr. Mcrshon has 
placed on the market has rapidly 
increased in price, and those who 
have purchased it have invariably 
been benefited. Mr. Mention is 
DOl only a seller but also an ex- 
tensive buyer of oil stock, and his 
judgment has thus far invariably 
proved true. Stocks which he 
has bought at a very low figure 
are now worth much more than 
their purchase price. 



f~/f.^kr*rt**o " 




Latest Map of the Producing Portion of the Kern River Oil Fitl 



By R. I'. Morton 



38 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



The Sterling. 

This company has- 160 acres of first 
class oil land near the San Joaquin. Five 
wells are completed and two more are in 
oil. These five wells easily average ioo 
barrels of oil a day each. The company 
hasa complete plant with pumping jacks, 
storage tanks, Standard rigs, tanks, 
houses, etc. The stock of this company 
sold at the start for fifty cents but is now 
selling at #2.65 with a steady upward 
tendency. The credit for the successor 
this company, as well as that of the 
Sovereign, lately organized, belongs to 
William Ellery and H. H. Blood who are 
connected with the .San Joaquin. 

The San Joaquin. 

This company, which is one of the 
most successful now in the Kern River 
field, is operating on a tract of 400 acres. 
It has fourteen wells now in oil and there 
are more than half a dozen derricks up 
in addition, waiting for the rigs to com- 
mence operations. Pumping is pro- 
gressing from about one-half tbe wells in 
oil and the company is shipping about 
700 barrels of oil daily which amount 
will be increased as the wells become 
finished. 

When placed on the market this stock 
sold at fifty cents; in less than a year 
from that time it is selling at $9.20 a 
share. 




Pumping Jack of Sterling Oil Company. 



'Photo by Aston 




and it often occurs in mining and other 
companies that persons who have paid 
good money in good faith for their stock 
are deliberately frozen out by assess- 
ments: 150,000 shares of the stock was 
placed in the treasury, which is sufficient 
to raise all the funds needed to develop 
the property. The company is down 
about 900 feet on its first well and will, 
it is expected, be in oil within a few hun- 
dred feet more. The men comprising 
the corporation are all of high standing. 
General W. H. Seamans, the vice-presi- 
dent, is adjutaut general of the State of 
California, and would not, we understand, 
connect his name with anything but a 
highly reliable corporation. W. W. 
Allen stands high as a lawyer of San 
Francisco; he is secretary and general 
manager — United States Investor, Bos- 
ton, Mass., Nov. 17, 1900. 



Wells of San Joaquin Oil Company, Kern River District. 



'Photo by Aston 



All its land is oil-bearing land and the 
company will be able to drill new wells 
for many years. 

A great share of the credit of the suc- 
cess of this company should be given to 
its president, John A. Bunting, who has 
been indefatigable in attending to all the 
affairs, great and small, of the San 
Joaquin. 



Diamond Oil Company. 

5423. (Coeymans, N. Y.) Will you 
please inform me if the Diamond Oil 
company, 417 Parrott building, .San 
Francisco, Cal., is a first-class corpora- 
tion, with good prospects of a profitable 
investment; is the district considered 
first-class, and the stock worth the price 
they are asking. {.75 per share? I 
thank you in advance for as complete 
and prompt reply as possible. Hon. E. 
D. Uerri is president and Attorney W. 
W. Allen, secretary and general manager. 

Ans.: The Diamond Oil company 
proves upon investigation to be one of 
the most substantial of the new oil cor- 
porations of the state. It has 640 acres 
of land in the McKittrick district of 
Kern county. The McKittrick district 
is good and it contains many oil wells. 
The wells generally run from fifty bar- 
rels to 100 or 150 barrels per day. The 
company is incorporated fcr 500,000 



shares of stock at a par value of one 
dollar a share. It is not considered, in 
view of the extent of land which the 
company possesses, and the district in 
which it is located, that it is overstocked, 
and the stock at the present showing is 
believed to be worth 75 cents per share. 
The company owns the land. It is there- 
fore not leased, which is the case of so 
many companies, as the result of which 



considerable of tbe gross output must be 
appropriated for licenses or rent. An- 
other favorable feature is that the com- 
pany is incorporated under the laws of 
South Dakota, which provide non-assess- 
able stock. Stock furnished of the com- 
pany is full paid and not subject to as- 
sessment. There is a great danger, 
especiallj' to buyers of small blocks of 
stock, in investing in companies incor- 
porated under the laws of California.;^, 
These laws provide for assessments 



The Sovereign. 

This company has 180 acres in Kern 
county. Though organized but a short 
time ago it has now two wells in oil and 
the derricks are up for ten more. It is 
operating two Standard rigs and will soon 
have more and will install a complete 
plant such as pumping jacks, storage 
tanks, houses, pumping plants, etc. 

The stock started at fifty cents in 
October, in November went to seventy- 
five and by the time this paper reaches 
the public will be selling at one dollars 
Messrs. Ellery and Blood, the prime 
movers of this company, are gentlemen 
of great energy and have the confidence 
of the investing public as well as of the 
oil men with whom they have been con- 
nected. 




Wells of t he Sovereign Oil Company, 



'Photo by Aston 



RKPORTKR 



KETTEMAN HILLS. 



Development Work to Commence 
in I nrncst in January. 



Recently. Chi: "wley, John 

Ferrin snd Prank C. ■bend thi 

ilent, vice-proiclem and M 
treasurer of the Kettlemen Hill-s Petro- 
leum company, returned from an ex- 
tensive trip through the Kcttlcin.in Hill* 
In • regarding the trip. 

Mr. Crowley expressed himself in the 
ran. He visited 
nearly all the rigs which are in the 
Kettlemsn Hills district and those thsl 
arc not now In active operation will be 
after the first ol the 

The gentlemen satisfied themselves 
that the expert-, who have given thladis- 
trict careful examination have bj ii" 
mean-, exaggerated its worth from an oil 
Standpoint, the formations on every hand 
denoting the probable presence of petro- 
leum at a reasonable depth. Nowhere 
are the outcropping.* more distinct or 
more indicative of underlying deposits of 
crude petroleum. 

The company now known as the Boena 
Vista, but which has heretofore been 
known as the Florence, are now down 
1500 feet ou a new well with very favor- 
able indications for oil. The Qaperanza 
company which abandoned its first well 
at a depth of ti<*» feet are now down 
about 302 feet on another well about oue 
quarter of a mile from the location of its 
first. Active operations will be resumed 
after January 1st. In 1 act, all along the 
line the reports were most favorable for 
the immediate commencing of active 
work under more favorable circumstances 
than have ever before existed. 

The Kettleman Hills Petroleum com- 
pany has 160 acres in this district being 
the west % of section 15, township 23, 
range 18. The land lies directly in the 
main oil belt which extends along the 
western border of the San Joaquin Valley 
and which is pronounced by all experts 
to be the "mother lode" and the most 
prolific oil producing territory in the 
state. It lies directly between the 
Kreyei hagen and the Coalinga oil dis- 
tricts on the northwest and the McKit- 
trick oil districts on the east and is 
practically an extension of the Coalinga 
strata from which the Home Oil and 
neighboring companies obtain thousands 
of barrels of high grade petroleum daily. 
The land was purchased from the rail- 
road and is patented by the United States 
government, making the title absolutely 
perfect. 

The company is stocked at #200,000 
with 20o,oooshares at $1.00 each. Already 
enough stock has been sold to guarantee 
the expenses of drilling the first well, 
work on which is to begin about January 
1st, and unless all the experts in the 
country are in error, the Kettieman Hills 
Petroleum company ought to strike a 
rich flow of high grade oil at or about a 
depth of i5oo feet. The company is 
officered by gentlemen who stand high 
in railroad and in business circles and 
there is no doubt but that its affairs will 
be managed both wisely and economi- 
cally. The main office is at No. 126 
Kearny street, room 53, Thurlow Block. 




Rig of the Florence — Buena Vista Oil Company, Kettleman Hills, Kings County, 
Now down 1500 feet on Well No. 4. 



The Diamond. 

W. O. Hilbish, of the Diamond 
Oil company, returned from the 
Bast last week. He reports a very 
successful trip, especially in the 
way of making affiliations with 
bankers and brokers for the pur- 
pose of handling the stock of those 
companies with which he is inter- 
ested, notably, of course, the Dia- 
mond Oil company, Mr. Hilbish 
reports that people in the East 
are anxiously inquiring as to the 
opportunities presented by Cali- 



fornia oil companies for legitimate 
investment. In spite of the fact 
that some people have been badly 
deceived by persons who sold 
them California oil stocks, at 
high rates, which stocks, how- 
ever, were absolutely worthless, 
yet the demand for legitimate oil 
companies' stock is constantly on 
the increase. Mr. Hilbish reports 
that the Chicago Oil and Mining 
Exchange was about to make a 
thorough reorganization of the 
personnel of its board of directors 
and that when this is accomplished 
the Exchange will undoubtedly 
be of great value in disposing of 
our oil stocks. Similar exchan 



are about to be organized in other 
large Eastern cities. 

Mr. Hilbish expects that within 
six months California oil stocks 
will be in great demand through- 
out the East, and that California 
will receive more legitimate ad- 
vertising on account of its oil in- 
dustry than it has ever received 
from its gold mining or fruit grow 
ing. 

The Diamond well is being 
pushed through a difficult forma- 
tion as rapidly as possible. There 
is an abundance of gas and the 
indications are increasingly favor- 
able for an early strike of oil. 



A SUCCESSFUL BROKI 

Sylvnin Salomon is one of the 
moat active and m 
members of 1I10 Producers' Oil 
inge. 

Mr. Salomon has been engaged 
ill the stock brokerage luisiiu 
many yean When interest in the 
oil discoveries of Coalinga and in 
Kent county wore first manifested 
Mr. Salomon ion-saw how import 
ant would become the business in 
dealing in oil securities, and was 
one of the most enthusiastic organ- 
izers <d an oil stock exchange in 
San Francisco. 
For over a year bis business has 




Sylvain Salomon. 



been on a steady increase, some 
weeks his sales amounting to more 
than twenty thousand dollars. 

Mr. Salomon is one of the few 
biokcrs in oil stocks who sells on a 
margin, but his judgment is such 
that his customers invariably have 
found their stocks increasing in 
price, and have never yet had to 
respond to a call for "more mud." 

Mr. Salomon believes that oil 
will be the most important indus- 
try in California, not even second 
to gold mining, and expects to see 
the California oil fields exceed in 
extent and in wealth those of the 
Eastern States. 



Special OH Maps. 

The maps of Sunset, McKittrick and 
Kern River districts published in this 
edition were compiled and drawn by 
R. F. Morton, C. E. 120 Sutter St., who 
makes a specialty of issuing maps of all 
the districts for prospeciuses, etc., He 
has compiled all government surveys of 
the entire belt and supplemented theni 
with a large amount of private data so 
that oil companies in need of special maps 
can procure full and reliable data. In 
preparation are six maps each 30 x 42 
inches covering the entire field from the 
" Panoche " to the " Sunset " as well as 
the " Kern River District." It is pro- 
posed to keep these maps constantly up 
to date and to that end arrangements 
have been made with "searchers" in the 
several counties for prompt reports of all 
changes of title. 

The necessity for such maps are the 
crying need of the hour and they will no 
doubt be hailed by all the " oil men " a 
filling a long felt want. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 



Sketches of the Great O 
Fields South of Te= 
hachapi. 



;/ 



The petroleum production of 
the state was, with slight excep- 
tions, afforded by that portion of 
the commonwealth lying "south 
of Tehachapi" and composing 
what is known as Southern Cali- 
fornia, until the recent develop- 
ment of the Kern River, Sunset, 
McKittrick and Coalinga fields on 
the borders of the San Joaquin 
valley, and the history of the in- 
dustry is mainly bound up with 
Southern California until the story 
of the last year of the century 
begins. 

The greatest field of the state is 
now the Kern River and other 
great fields of Central California 
are rapidly developing, but the 
story of oil production in the past 
is bound up with the Southern 
California fields, which are now 
expanding \apidly. Of the South- 
ern California counties, Ventura i s 
the oldest and most maturely dej 
veloped; Los Angeles with its four' 
fields is the greatest producer and j 
Santa Barbara, with its Summer- 
land field and its vast surface 
aspbaltum deposits is the most 
unique one. In other Southean j 
California counties oil indications 
and prospecting operations promise 
large future developments. 

THE LOS ANGELES FIELD. 

The greatest oil field in Califor- 
nia was the Los Angeles field 
until the phenomenal develop- 
ments by the Kern river gave the 
supremacy to that splendid district. 

The Los Angeles field is still far 
ahead of any other field in the 
State it point of production and it 
has many features of special in- 
terest. Its present output is at 
the rate of about i .000.000 barrel. 1 
per year. 

It is a picturesque field and a 
singular one in some respects. The 
geological formations which yield 
the oil are two strata of sandstones 
interbedded with clay and other 
formations, all tilted at an average 
angle of about 45 degrees. The 
upper sand is about 125 feet thick, 
45 feet of it being productive, and 
the second sand is about 30 feet 
thick, all productive. 

These tilted sandstone strata thus 
present an " oil line " from 200 to 
1000 feet or from one to two blocks 
wide. These strata were not laid 
with reference to the future city of 
LosAngeles and it happens that this 
oil line transverses almost the 
heart of the city for a developed 
length of three miles, cutting 
through some of the choice resi- 
dence portions of the city. As the 
properties are city lots, it was im- 
possible for one company to secure 
a large tract and the conditions of 
ownership naturally resulted in a 
phenomenal crowding together of 
derricks along the oil line in the 
race for the oil, presenting a singu- 
lar city scene, with dirty derricks 



crowding cottage roses and over- 
shad owing churches and palaces. 
Oil indications led to quite a 
number of efforts to discover oil, 
beginning in 1863, but develop- 
ment did not begin until the fall of 

1892 when E. L. Doheny, now a 
leading oil operator of the state, 
with George Cannon, sunk a well 
with small capital and secured a 
small producer at 225 feet. This 
discovery and succeeding early de- 
velopments started an oil craze in 

1893 and in the first three years 
300 wells were drilled. In 1896 
the " eastern extension " of the 
Old or Central field was 



number of wells drilled to June 
30, 1900, at 1200, of which 663were 
then producing as follows: Central 
field, 338 wells, 446,720 barrels; 
eastern field, 150 wells, 315,316 
barrels; western field, 175 wells, 
270,000 barrels. There were then 
150 producing companies, owning 
from 1 to 63 wells. Many new 
wells are being drilled and the fig- 
ures given above should now be 
increased. 

The Los Angeles oil is a heavy 
oil of from 12 to 16 degrees gravity 
and is mainly used for fuel. An 
increasing proportion is being con- 
sumed by refineries. 

Prices of the crude oil have va- 
ried greatly. The first product 
found a ready market at a good 



and an official inspector enforces 
these regulations, collects the li- 
censes imposed and maintains the 
cleanliness and restriction of of- 
fensive features contemplated by 
the law. 

Unless there are unlooked for 
new developments, the field has 
seen its palmiest days, but it will 
remain an important field for years 
and the city will remain the center 
of the industry in Southern Cali- 
fornia. 

THE FULLERTON FIELD. 

The Fullerton field is one of the 
best of the oil fields of Southern 
California. It lies in Orange county 
just over the line from Los 
Angeles county and on the eastern 
slope of the Puente hills along 



MAP 

of* A PoE^T*ior4 off 

CAL I F O RNIA 

. locatj'o, 

oiudistricts 

Cal. State Mining (Jvreav.. 

A.:3.Qoopef^. Sra»err\ir;erBlo£i3h 
?r«par«d b/W.L.WATT3 ^ijfair ii\ -tf»t Field. 

VwDin pi tj ECflONOF' 

HENRY, T. GAGE* 

CoVe^No^ op The Stats o* OuftmHi,^. 

Ceirjpittd imrjitf from /naps t>f J B lippincott 



Oil Wkff. 

o»*0/ajre<f Oil District*. 

Oil Springs t,Sr*j. 




FIG. 



discovered and derricks soon 
crowded it. In the fall of 1899 
the "western extension" was dis- 
covered, and now the oil line is 
developed for a half-mile beyond 
the western city limits. These 
new territories kept up the output 
as the first field declined. The 
highest mark was reached in 1897, 
with a product of about 1,400,006 
barrels, according to local authori- 
ties. The output by years is given 
by good authorities as follows: 
1893, 100,000 barrels; 1894, 400,. 

T895, 900,000; 1896, 1,200,. 

1897, 1,400,000; 1898, 1,182, 
1899, 1,200,000; total, 7,182, 



000; 
000; 
000: 
000. 

Professor W 



L. Watts gives the 



price. The, sudden increase in 
production and lack of storage and 
a developed market put the price 
down to 25 cents a barrel in 1895. 
In 1897 it fluctuated between 50 
cents and $1.65. In 1900 it reached 
$1.25, but the Kern river output 
reduced the price somewhat, and it 
is now about $1 per barrel at the 
wells. During several years the 
Oil Storage and Transportation 
company has had a strong influence 
in regulating the market. 

The presence of such an indus- 
try in the heart of the city has 
naturally been attended with in- 
cidental difficulties, legal, munici- 
pal and private. The city has 
closely regulated it by ordinance 



which the Puente and Whittier 
fields are ranged. It lies just east 
of the Puente field and is practi- 
cally one with it. It extends from 
Brea canyon east to the Santa 
Ana river, and is part of the great 
25-mile oil belt along which the 
Los Angeles, Whittier and Puente 
fields have been developed. 

The hills are steep, broken and 
barren. The strata dip at an angle 
of about forty-five degrees and 
both sides of the anticlinal fold are 
productive. The surface indica- 
tions of oil are marked, there being 
many seepages and deposits of 
asphaltum. Efforts to find oil gave 
small results until in 1896-97 E. S. 
Doheny et al. put down a well and 



!I-:r 







made a rich strike, thus ptoving 
the field. The 

to the Sante Fe railroad company 
which began and continued de- 
velopment 00 a large scale, secur- 
ing a number of good producing 
wells. 

This success early attracted oil 
operators and new discoveries 
stimulated the lively interest of 
capital. A number of strong com- 
panies early secured large hold- 
ings of oil lands and now about 
twenty are producing of drilling. 
The output of the field in 1899 was 
about 110,000 barrels and it is now 
larger. Several of the wells have 
been strong gushers at first, oue 
flowing 1000 barrels a day at. the 
start and nearly all yield largely 
to the pumps. Brea and Soquel 
canyons are now the most produc- 
tive portions of the field, the limits 
of which are not well defined. 
The promise of a great increase in 
production lies in the probable de- 
velopment of new producing terri- 
tory in the field, in the extensive 
holdings of large companies which 
are multiplying their wells and in 
the lively prospecting going on 
The Union Oil company early 
secured a large territory and be- 
came a producer and has laid a 
pipe line 26 miles long, connect- 
ing with its pip^ lin: • system t 
the sea. 

The field produces two grades 
of oil, a heavy and light oil 
the gravities ranging from 14 
to 35 degrees. The heavy Joil is 
used for fuel, affording a consider- 
able part of the Santa Fe's fuel 
supply and the lighter product 
which is one of the best refining 
oils in the state, is purchased by 
the Union Oil company and trans- 
ported to its refinery on San Fran 
cisco bay. The Santa Fe has a 
spur track into the fieid 

WHITTIBR FIELD. 

This is one of the important and 
promising fields of Los Angeles 
county, lying in the western part 
of the Puente hills twenty miles 
southeast of Los Angeles, and 
running from the San Gabrie 
river eastward. It belongs gto 
graphically and geologically to 
the group including the Puente 
and Fullerton fields. 

As in other fields of that region 
the wells have a high altitude, the 
derricks rising in lines from the 
hill tops and canyons, 1000 feet 



high. The oil bearing strata have 
a verv steep dip. which, with the 
broken condition of the form. 

tions, makes prospecting rather 

uncertain. The field is traversed 
by three separate oil lines, which 
increases the probabilities of the 
future. The experience of the 
past few years has made opera- 
tions easier. 

As in many other California fields 
years elapsed after the first efforts , 
at development before success was 
reached. Twelve years ago, the 
first deep wells were drilled, but 
the first successful development 
was begun in 1896 by the Central 
Oil company, now the chief pro- 
ducer, having thirty producing 
wells yielding 12.000 barrels per 
month. The success of the Cen- 
tral company, and the later oil 
boom put many new and strong 
companies in the field. The pros- 
pective oil territory has all been 
taken and many new wells are 
now being drilled. The Home 
Oil company is producing 5,000 
barrels per month. The Union 
Oil company buys most of the 
product and plans a connecting 
pipe line. It is thought that the 
productive oil lines will be de- 
veloped to a connection with the 



Puente field abonl 1 easl 

ward 

THI. PUENTE FIELD 

The Pnente field of LosAnf 

enmity is one of the important 

minor om s ■ 1 the State. It lies in 
the higher elevations of the Puente 
Hills, a low ranee in the south- 
western part of Los Angeles 
county, about 25 miles long, across 
the Santa Aua river from the Santa 
Ana mountains, a portion of it on 
theboundary between Los Angeles 
andOrangecounties. Thederricks 
and tanks of this field are striking 
landmarks of that region. It is 
north of Whittier and the highest 
elevation is 1600 feet. The range 
is much broken by canyons. 

Geologically, the formations are 
interstratified sandstones, shales, 
and conglomerates, all generally 
impregnated with petroleum. 
Here is the unusual phenomenon 
of conglomerates affording two 
productive wells. The structure 
of the hills is complex and broken, 
exhibiting two sytems of folds, 
contorted and faulted. The for- 
mations are the same as those of 
the Whittier and Brea Canyon 
fields, to the east and west respec- 
tively. The oil-bearing sand- 
stones dip about 45 degrees. 



This Geld has been developed 
almost exclusively by the Puente 
Oil Company which began opera- 

in 1891. It has 4,000 acres 
in the oil belt and has drilled 60 
wells of which 50 are now produc 
ing, some of these bring of those 
first drilled. In 1S99 this field 
urelsof oil and 
the total product hasbecn 1,51 1 
barrels. One well produced 50,000 
barrels during its first year, a rate 
of about 140 barrels a day. The 
wells range in depth from 1200 to 
2000 leet and the product is a light 
oil of 30 to 35 degrees gravity. 

In 1894 the company made a 
long-term contract to supply the 
Chinobeet sugar refinery with fuel 
oil, amounting to about 100,000 
barrels per year, and a pipe line 
from the field to Chino, 15 miles 
was laid. In 7895 the company 
erected a refinery at Chino. The 
output of the field is steadily in- 
creasing and much additional pro- 
ductive territory promises to be 
developed. 

THE NEWHALL FIELD. 

The Newhall field is a novel 
and famous one, is the scene of 
widespread and very numerous 
prospecting operations, and gives 
large promise for the future. Tb° 




t.os Aneeles Pumping Plaut, Pumping 2<> Weils. 



42 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER. 



name is a general one applying to 
a large region in Los Angeles 
county, in the north slope of the 
San Fernando mountains about 
twenty-five miles northwest of 
Los Angeles. It is one of the old- 
est producing fields in the state 
and during 1900 has attracted 
much new attention. 

The productive portions of the 
Newhall district are mainly in 
Pico, Placerita and Elsmere can- 
yons — names that have become 
well known. The field has two 
notable claims to distinction. One 
is the remarkable persistency of 
the yield of its wells and the other 
is the extensiv-- yield of a white 
oil refined by nature, unlike any- 
thing found elsewhere in the 
world. 

The Pacific Coast Oil company 
developed the field mainly in Pico 
canyon, six miles southwest of 
Newhall, twenty years ago and is 
yet practically the only producer 
The first productive well was 
drilled in Pico canyon in 1875. 
In 1876 the California Star Oil 
company drilled the famous well 
No. 4, which has yielded 1,500,000 
barrels in twenty-three years and 
is still steadily producing. In 
1879 the Pacific Coast Oil com- 
pany began operations in Pico 
and other canyons. It has stead- 
ily developed its territory and is 
now prospecting with renewed 
energy. The company has twelve 
producing wells in Elsmere can- 
yon, and has thirty miles of pipe 
line in the field with forty-four 
miles of pipe line from Pico can- 
yon to the sea at Ventura, from 
which point the product is shipped 
to the company's refinery on San 
Francisco bay. The company's 
product is about 150,000 barrels a 
year. The oils range fromtwenty- 
eight to forty-two degrees gravity. 

During tgoo many new com- 
panies have turned to this field. 
One attraction has been the 
strikes of white oil in Placerita 
canyon. Some time ago two gold 
prospectors in sinking a shaft were 
driven out by a flow of gas. They 
turned to prospecting for oil and 
made the first discovery of this 
strange white oil. Later opera- 
tors struck it also. During the 
past summer one company de- 
veloped a remarkable flow of it, 
reported at about 100 barrels a 
day. This oil is as limpid, clear 
and white as a good quality 
of kerosene and burns readily in 
lamps as it comes from the ground. 
It is a natural distillate resembling 
benzine, evaporates very quickly 
and is worth from $4 to $5 at the 
well. It appears to be the product 
of a natural process of distillation 
from petroleum and has been con- 
fined by impervious strata, which 
have prevented escape or evap- 
oration. 

Several wells are now going 
down in Placerita and other can- 
yons of the Newhall district, the 
prospecting operations extending 
over twelve miles. 




A typical Southern California Oil Field amid anticlinal folds and 

arid hills and canyons 'Photo by W. L. Watts 



SAN DIEGO COUNTY. 

In this county there are wide- 
spread evidences of bituminized 
formations, and the recent oil boom 
Started many companies exploiting 
such territory. Several rigs are 
drilling or being erected along the 



on the eastern boundary ot the 
state. One well near San Diego 
has gone down 1000 feet. Pros- 
pecting is yet active but oil in 
profitable quantities has not been 
yet found and the future is pro- 
blematical. 




A remarkable surface exhibition on an overturned fold in Modelo Canyon, Ventura 
County. The strata here outlined once lay flat 'Photo by W. L. Watts 



ocean beach for sixty miles, and 
hundreds of mining locations have 
been made in the interior, extend- 
ing into the Colorado desert. At- 
tention is being given to oil indi- 
cations along the Colorado river- 



SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY. 

This large county displays the 
most widespread asphaltum de- 
posits of any county in the state, 
but all efforts to find oil in com- 




mercial quantities have failed. 
The county has long been an 
extensive producer of bituminous 
rock. For many years wells have 
been drilled for oil here and there> 
but unsuccessfully. During the 
past year a number of companies 
have bought or leased large tracts 
of land and several wells have been 
drilled with the old result. Many 
have the idea that all the oil 
deposits have been exhausted 
where the asphalt deposits show 
that vast quantities of oil have 
escaped to the surface but it is 
extremely improbable that this is 
the case and that there are not 
still confined by impervious rocks 
stores of oil as great as any of the 
many that have found vent. Geo- 
logical structure and surface in, 
dications give strong promise of 
extensive oil developments in time. 




Craig Well, Humboldt County 



Tbe Central Oil Wells in the Puente Hills 



'Photo by W. L. Watts 



The Lincoln. 

The Lincoln Oil company re 
ports most satisfactory progress 
toward oil on their property in 
section 14, 28-27 i° tne Kern River 
fields, where their rig is at work. 
The driller and his crew are push- 
ing for the precious stuff for all 
they are worth, and as good wells 
and fine indications have been 
struck all around them, there is no 
doubt about the Lincoln finding 
what they are after and in paying 
quantities. 

As evidence that others are of 
the same opinion and willing to 
stake their money on it, the mana- 
ger, Mr. Edson states that he has 
been approached by oil men with 
the object of acquiring part of this 
company's property north of where 
they are drilling, for the purpose 
ofsinkinga well at once. Evidently 
Mr. Edson "picked" a good piece. 
Lincoln stock is selling readily and 
mail orders are coming in every 
day accompanied by checks and 
money orders. 

This means business and rapid 
progress in drilling and with the 
assured good management of this 
company the stockholders will find 
that the Lincoln was well named. 
Besides their office in Oakland, the 
Lincoln Oil company is about to 
open an office in San Francisco to 
accommodate inquiries from this 
city. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



CALIFORNIA R0CK=OIL CO. 

Incorporated Under the 
Laws of the State of 

California. 

Capitalization, SI.OOO.OOO. Num- 
ber of Shares. I.OOO.OOO* 
Par Value. 81 Each 



Oil Land in - 
inga 

Count ., iii^, 

Panochc 

Benito County. 



The development ..f crude oil in the 
State of California i- do longer an experi- 
ment. It has been demonstrated that 
petroleum exists in large quantities in 

many parts ..f ., U r State, and at this time 
it looks as if the development and pro- 
duction of nil woold overshadow even 
other industry in the State of California. 

OIL CITY and theadjacenf territory, 
situated near Coalings, in Fresno county, 
California, and especially section 2N, tying 
adjacent to Oil City, is too well known to 
need more than to call the attention of| 
the reader merely to its location. It is! 
now a well-known fact that section 28 i 
at this time one of the best, if not th< 
very best, oil producing sections in the 
State of California. 

SECTION 28: The Independence Oi 
company, which was the pioneer in de 
veloping this section, has forty acres oj 
land and now has four producing wells 
and the fifth in oil, is now shipping in, 
the neighborhood of 300 barrels of oil 
per day. The "28" Oil company, also in 
this section, has three producing wells 
The Oil City Petroleum Company, also 
located in this section, has there pro- 
ducing wells and each of the 
above mentioned companies is push- 
ing the work of development with 
all possible speed, and within twelve 
months from now without a question each 
of said companies will be producing no t 
less than 1000 barrels per day. It ha s 
been demonstrated beyond doubt that 
underlying the whole of section 28 is an 
almost inexhaustible supply of petroleum. 

THE CALIFORNIA ROCK-OIL 
COMPANY, to which we desire to direct 
the attention of the reader, controls 80 
acres of said section 28, location of which 
can be determined by reference to map 
herein. The company began to develop 
this territory about the first of July, 1900, 
and in October struck the first oil sand at 
1030 feet depth, which proved to be as 
prolific as any first strata of sand en- 
countered on said section. The well is 
now being finished, and the company 
expects at an early date to have a paying 
output from well No. 1. 

PIPE LINE: As an evidence of the 
enormous output of oil from section 2S, 
the I'nion Oil company at an expense of 
more than $311,000 built a four-inch pipe 
line running from the center of section 
28 to Oro Station, the nearest railroad 
point to said section, and large tanks of 
oil are daily emptied into this pipe line 
and conveyed to the railroad station, 
where other large tanks are located to 
receive the oil, from which it is conducted 
into oil tank cars. 

BIG PANOCHK AND CONTRA 
COSTA DISTRICTS: The company 
also has ether territory in other oil-bear- 
ing sections of the state, the most promi- 
nent of which are 700 acres in Big Pau- 
oche district, San Benito county, and 
eighty acres in Contra Costa county. 
These latter properties it is the intention 
of the company to hold for the time be- 
ing, while devoting all its time and 
money to the development of its territory 
in section 28. 

. AN EXCELLENT INVESTMENT: 
The company has already expended 




some $ 15,000 in building roads, buying 
machinery and casing and drilling well 
No. 1. It is the intention of the com- 
pany to sell a limited amount of stock iu 
order to continue the development work, 
and this stock for the time being is sold 
to the present stockholders and outsiders 
alike at the low price of 20 cents per 
share. 

The company having at this time 
passed the experimental stage, purchase 
of this stock may be regarded as an in- 
vestment and not as a speculation. Its 
lands in section 28 are proven as oil-bear- 
ing lauds, and expenditures on same 
will iu a short time produce splendid re- 
turns. Parties desirous of investing in 
oil stock would do well to consider the 
foregoing facts and invest in a company 
that has proven lands, thousands of dol- 
lars' worth of machinery and well casing 
and a well already over a thousand feet 
deep and in oil sand, rather than specu- 
late iu some oil company that is stiU but 
"on paper." 

The officers and directors of the com- 
pany are: Duncan Hayue, president; 



William Craig, vice-president; Victo 
F. Seawell, secretary; C. J. Tallon, J. P. 
E. Heintz, IJ. T. C. Perkins, M. Ii. Stan- 
ford; Union Trust company, treasurer. 

The stock may be purchased through 
our authorized agents or at the office of 
the CALIFORNIA ROCK-OIL COM- 
PANY. 
SECRETARY'S OFFICE— 616 Hearst 

Building, San Francisco, Cal, 
MANAGER'S OFFICE— 311-312-313 

Hearst Building, San Francisco, Cal. 



An Extensive Business. 

Messrs. Mosteller and Allen, the 
hustling promoters of oil com- 
panies, whose offices are at 
565-566 Parrott, building deserve a 
great deal of credit for the success 
they have attained in building up 
a business second to none among 
the oil company promoters of San 
Francisco. Their success lies in 
first handling stock of only those 
companies which are located in 
oil bearing territory [and which 



are not over capitalized, also in 
the fact that their connections are 
such not only iu the oil fields but 
but in San Francisco and in other 
commercial centers, that they are 
able to place stock for sale not 
simply before strangers but be- 
fore men who have the greatest 
confidence in their business abil- 
ity and honesty, and who are cer- 
tain that Messrs. Mosteller and 
Allen would not ask anyone to 
purchase the stock of a company 
that was not worthy of confidence, 

Messrs. Mosteller and Allen are 
not only operating very largely 
iu Kern county, but also in other 
oil districts, particularly Monterey 
county, iu which portion of the 
state they have the greatest faith 
on account of its possibilities of 
future oil production. 

Customers of Messrs. Mosteller 
and Allen have invariably been 
satisfied with their purchases of 
stock, or of land, as they do not 
offer for sale anything which they 
are not able to guarantee as first- 
class in every respect. 



44 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



SUCCESSFUL PROMOTERS. 



How Two Prominent San Franciscans Have 
Succeeded in the Oil Business. 

By Combining Intelligence, Honesty, Energy and Fi= 

nancia! Ability They Have Sold Oil Stock to the 

Amount of One Million and a Half, 



Two of the leading California operators 
in oil, and in fact in all matters pertain- 
ing to the oil industry of this state, are 
W. A. Jacobs and his son Fred A. Jacobs. 

These gentlemen are the Pacific Coast 
representatives of the Geruiania Life In- 
surance Company of New York. Mr- 
Jacobs, Sr is a gentleman of independent 
fortune as is also his son who though 
young in years is certainly old in business 
experience and has to-day a fortune 
which can be written in six figures. 
Some time ago Mr. Jacobs, Sr., purchased 
a fruit ranch of abiut a thousand acres 
not far from the pr.sent oil districts of 
Kern county. His attention was called 
particularly to the possibilities of the oil 
industry of Kern count)' by being oppor- 
tuned by a Kern county oil man to pur- : 
chase a large block of stock of a Kern 
county oil company. He purchased the 
stock and later came to the conclusion 
that he would go into the oil business 
himself. Accordingly, Mr. Jacobs bought 
a large tract of land in what is now the 
proven oil district of Kern county, being 
in the heart of the Kern River district. 

At that time, Fred A., the son, was in 
China, but as he had had considerable 
experience in exploiting stock companies, 
he returned to California and since that 
time has given his sole attention to the 
organization of new companies in the 
Kern River district and the placing of 
their stock in the east. 

The first company organized was the 



In hardly an instance has any block of 
stock been sold which amounted to less 
than $i, coo. The fact that these gentle- 
men have such faith in the district as 
to warrant them in purchasing large 
tracts of valuable land warrants other 
people of like means to invest with them, 
knowing thai. Mr. Jacobs would not be 
likely to ask them to invest their money 
in something wh ch he himself did not 
have entire faith in and had proved his 
faith in the proposition by first investing 
heavily himself. 

The Alma Oil company was orgauized 
after the Black Jack and Wolverine. The 
company has 120 acres iu section 4, 29-28 
The stock of this company was all placed 
in thirty days, — #400,000. This company 
has now two wells completed, four more 



Central Point at first sold for 80 cents 
is now in demand at three dollars, and 
the Black Jack, Alma and the Wolverine, ! 
which started at $ 1.00, are now selling 
from #1.50 to $1.7$. 

The Central Point company has eleven ; 
finished wells and three more are now 
being drilled. This company is capital- 
ized at #200,000 and is paying regular 
monthly dividends besides all develop- 
ment expenses. 

The Black Jack and Wolverine are 
finishing their first wells, both being in 
oil. These companies are capitalized at 
$100,000 each which is a very low capital- 
ization considering that their land is 
easily worth $200,000. 

The Monte Cristo company a short 
time since actually refused £800,000 for 
eighty acres. The Messrs. Jacobs are 
now interested more or less in ten oil 
companies all located in the Kern River 
district, all being splendid properties, 
each piece being inside the proven j 
district. 

One fact which has proved of great 1 
advantage to the Messrs Jacobs in plac- 
ing the stock of their companies is that 
the)' will give to any eastern man or cor- 
poration the money which has been ex- 
pended in defraying the expenses of any 
competant expert from the east to ! 
exam ine the oil land in question provided 
that this expert reports unfavorably on 
the land. As yet the Messrs. Jacobs 
have not had to defray the expenses of j 
any expert. 

At present there is not a share of the 



has been financially benefited by so 
doing. In no instance has the price of 
stock, been lowered, but on the other 
hand it has advanced, so that the stock- 
holders of all the companies formed to 
operate on the laud obtained from the 




Fred A, Jacobs. 



Messrs. Jacobs feel perfectly satisfied. 

The latest returns from the wells are 
that Alma well No. 2 one day last week 
pumped 45 barrels in 45 minutes. This 
well is down over 800 feet. Alma wel 



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Central Point Oil Company. 



W. A. Jacobs. 



entral Point which was first placed on 
the market about six months ago and 
within thirty days all the stock was dis- 
posed of principally through the efforts 
of Mr. Jacobs, Sr., Fred at that time not 
having arrived from China. With Mr. 
Jacobs was associated Mr. B. F. Brooks of 
Bakersfield, who also made large sales of 
stock. 

Then the Wolverine and the Black Jack 
companies were organized, the Wolverine 
stock being sold here and the Black Jack 
being sold in the east through Fred. 
The stock of both these companies also 
was sold within forty days from the 
time they were first placed on the market. 

That Mr. Jacobs and his son have had 
such success in the organization of oil com- 
panies is due mainly to the fact that they 
are themselves men of large means and 
also have associated with them in busi- 
ness and social life men, who like them- 
elves, are of strong financial standing. 



drilling, and will in time have probably 
120 producing wells. These wells wil 
average over 200 barrels each a day. The 
company refused recently an offer of 
$6,000 an acre for 40 acres. The stock 
of this company cannot be obtained as it 
is held by a close corporation. 

After the Wolverine and Black Jack 
companies had been disposed of the 
Messrs. Jacobs purchased the southeast 
quarter of section 19, township 28, range 
■28 and divided it into four equal portions. 
The first company to be organized from 
this newly acquired tract was the Henri- 
etta which was taken east and sold within 
thirty days. On December 15th, Mr. 
Fred Jacobs started east with the stock 
of two new companies which have been 
organized on section 19, namely, the 
Olema and the Stephens. These will be 
placed in New York, St. Louis and 
Chicago. 

The Messrs. Jacobs now own another , 
40 acre tract in section 19 and still an- 
other 40 acre tract in section 29. 

To show the financial standing of these 
gentlemen it is only necessary to say 
that they made a flat offer of two million 
and a half dollars for one section of 640 
acres in the Kern River district. Al- 
though the money was guaranteed the 
owner refused to sell at this price. 

The fact that two million and a half 
dollars was refused for 640 acres proves 
the value of oil land in California. 

Of the four companies organized by the 
Messrs. Jacobs, namely, the Central Point, 
Black Jack, Alma and Wolverine, the 




A California Oil Tank. 



Alma, the Wolverine, the Black Jack or 
the Central Point Oil companies with 
which these gentlemen have been con- 
nected for sale; others, namely, the 
Henrietta, the Olema and the Stephens 
will be taken off the market within forty 
days as before that time the stock will all 
be sold. 

The Messrs. Jacobs can congratulate 
themselves on the fact that every person 
who has invested their capital in any one 
of the oil propositions advanced by them 



No. 1 is down 860 feet and Alma well No. 
3 is down 400 feet in rich oil sand. 

Well No. 2 of the Wolverine Oil com- 
pany is in rich oil sand at a depth of 
708 feet. 

Well No. 1 of the Blackjack company 
is now being perforated. 



The Lima oil is black and looks con- 
I siderably like the Bakersfield oil, but is 
not so heavy. ' S^' 1 "- l^j - 



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KING PHILLIP OIL COMPANY 




I >MP ANY OP Till-: 

\i. on. co. 



-NOW DRILLINGSSSS&E 

. R .", \V ,a B, M. in the well known oil district of Kern Count) 



^oooooThe Stock of this Company Cannot be Asscssed<>o<x>« 

And is Belling at 30 rents per share 
Call or write for a ''"■ p"-*"" 

DR. C. E. HAILSTONE, Secretary, 

470-471 Parrott Building, San Francisco 



San Jose Petroleum Co. Beforelnvestii, s |n0ilstocks 



Fresno=San Benito District 



Pronounced by Experts the Best Oil T rritory in California 



The formation is just right, is uniform and unbroken. Oil is in 
abundant quantities. Largest wells in the state being found in this 
belt. Quality of oil is finer and more valuable than in any other por- 
tions of the state. 

Keep Your Eye on Fresno and San Benito counties 

They will produce more oil in the next five years than any other two 
counties in California. The San Jose Company is composed of men 
of sound business judgment and integrity, being among the most con- 
servative, progressive and active business men of the city of San Jose. 
200,000 Shares placed in the treasury for development 
purposes. COMPANY OUT OF DEBT— MONEY IN THE TREAS- 
URY. The company has 800 acre? of land. 

No Royalties to Pay 

It you contemplate buying oil stock, remember many companies 
oav 10 to so per cent royalty to owners of the land. The San Jose 
Co! SAVES THIS HEAVY TAX TO ITS STOCKHOLDERS. 

This company is a member of the California Petroleum Miners' 
Association, which is sufficient guarantee that its affairs are run upon 
sound and safe business lines. 

A limited amount of stock is now being offered at the low price 
of 25 cents per share, but this will soon be all sold, when the price 
will be advanced, the company reserving the right to advance piice 
without further notice. 



Find a Company with small capitalization whose lands lie in a 
thoroughly proven oil field. 

The Pacific Coast Oil and 

Development Co. 

Office, 209 Hearst Building, San Francisco- 

is such a Company. Prospectus, Maps and full information supplied 
at our office on application. 

Will receive orders for a limited amount of 
Treasury Stock at 50 cents a share, 

But reserve the right to cancel this offer without notice. 

Pacific Coast Oil & Development C 



H. W, CONKLING, President. 
T). A. PORTER, Secretary. 



I.. A. SPITZER, Vice-President. 
J. C. CONKLING, Gen. Mgr. 



Office, Room 1==85 S. First St., San Jose, Cal. 



The Flashlight Oil Co. 

Capital $500/00 shares, — $i each. 

Owns 1200 acres in the best part of the the Oil City District, Fresno County 
The land to be developed first lies but two and a half miles from railroad station. 
No sand in the oil in this disrtict, the oil being of a higher, finer grade than 
further south. 

Stock Non=Assessable. 

Capable, conservative men behind the company. 

The first sale of the stock is now offered at the extremely low price of 20 cent 
per share. Put your money with us and help put down our first well 'and you 
will get the full benefit of the rise in the stock. Our best oil men say we 
have as good land as there is in the State. Address all communications and make 
all drafts payable to 

F. M. PBRSINGER, Secretary 



Rooms 115=117 Phelan Bldg. 



S. F., Cal. 




PARKE & LACY CO. 

8AN FRANCISCO, CAL. BAKERSFIELD, CAL. 

21 & 23 FREMONT ST., SAN FRANCISCO. 



Contracted Waist Water' Frnut Fire-Box 
oil Well Boiler. Made in tw 

20 and 25 Horse- Ppwer. 



Engines, Boilers and Pumps for 

j oil wells 1 

Well Boring and Drilling Tools. Prompt Delivery Guaranteed 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



PACIFIC COAST OIL NEWS. 



Recent Developments In Oil In Various Parts 
of the State. 



BUTTE. 

An oil company has been organized to 
operate on the Wicks ranch near Oro- 
ville. A well is about to be sunk with a 
nine and five-eighths string of casing. 

Nine thousand acres has been secured 
by an oil company near Oroville. It 
will lend its support to the operations of 
another company, which will drill near 
the line between them. 

FRESNO. 

The Blue Goose company is down 2,100 
feet, with no oil. 

The Confidence is completing its second 
well. 

There are now seventeen derricks on 
section 28, Coalinga field. 

There are now ten large producing wells 
on the section around Coalinga, and five 
rigs at work. 

The Twenty-eight has just completed 
its third well, which will probably be the 
largest producer on the Coalinga section. 

The Corona is down about 400 feet in 
the Coalinga field and the Ajax about 
the same depth. 

The Independence has struck the first 
oil sand in its fifth well at Coalinga and 
will complete it next week. 

The Hanford Oil company is down four 
hundred feet at Coalinga and expects to 
strike the oil sand the latter part of the 

w.ek. . . 

The recent rains made ihe Coalinga 
roads impassable, but they are rapidly 
drying and getting in good condition. 

The two-inch pipe lines connecting the 
Oil City Petroleum and Twenty-eight 
companies with the main pipe line is 
being replaced with four-inch pipe, as 
there is not sufficient fall to operate suc- 
cessfully with the smaller size. 

The Oil City Petroleum company has 
just completed its third well at Coalinga. 
It will be connected with the pumping 
jack the middle of this week. Theie is 
225 feet of oil in it. 

The pumping jack put in by the Oil 
City Petroleum company is working 
smoothly. It is propelled by a fifteen- 
horse power engine using natural gas 
from the wells for generating power. 

The Caribou, operating in the extreme 
southwest corner of section 22, township 
19, range 15, has struck the first oil sand 
and on account of the heavy flow of gas 
has been unable to operate at night. It 
has suspended for a few days, waiting for 
casing'. This well is of more than ordi. 
nary importance, as it strikes the oil 
sand further east than any of the other 
companies operating in that district. 

GLENN. 

A new mineral district has been formed 
in Colusa and Glenn counties. 

Two rigs operating near Elk Creek, 
Glenn county, are going down about 
fifteen feet a day. 

The Glenn County Oil and Coal com 
pany has commenced drilling. No casing 
is being used at present, as the formation 
is a hard sandstone. 

The Great Northern Oil company ha s 
been going through blue and black shale 
of a crumbling nature, which caused de- 
lay from caving. They are now awaiting 
casing. 

On the Miller place near Orland naturai 
gas has been found in an old well which 



burns for twenty-four hours. A com- 
pany has been formed to prospect the 
property for oil. 



Most of the oil companies around 
Oceanic are suspending operations. 

The Acme Oil company is preparing 
to put down another well south of 
Oceanic. No. 1 struck water. 

Development is progressing on the 
Lady Bryan Development company's 
well. 

KERN. 

The Brown lease on the SEH, 28-27, is 
on a one-seventh royalty. 

The Lucky Boy, 31, 32-24, Sunset 
field, is down 300 feet. 

Seven hundred and fifty dollars an 
acre is the price paid for twenty acres in 
14, 28-27. 



The Blinn well on 4, 29-28 is ready for 
perforating and is said to be a good well. 

The Aztec has reached good sand at 
900 feet in their No. 9. 

The oil from the McKittrick company's 
well is said to be remarkably free from 
water. 

The tankage of the Sunset King on 19, 
11-23, is full, and work is shut down for 
the present. 

On section 9, 29-28, oil has been struck 
with over sixty feet of sand at 430 feet by 
the Aladdin Oil company. 

The NW l /i of 16, 29-29, has been leased 
by the King's County Oil company on a 
one-eighth royalty for five years. 

A rig is going up on the SE % of the 
SW l 4 of 35, 12-24, near 'he Jewett- 
Blodgett-Bealewell. 

A rig is being moved in by the Gold 
Dollar on its lease adjoining the Monarch, 
and is being located close to the Monarch 
No. 1. 

On section 30, 28-28, the Mt. Diablo 
has its 7^ casing in good sand at 1100 
feet. 

The lightest oil in Kern county is from 
the Sunset Diamond, a short distance 



Assessment work is being done on o l 
properties of Chanslor and Canfield in 
the Midway. 

Section 20, 32-23, in the Midway field, 
has been leased by J. W. Janrson on a 
one-eighth royalty. 

An excursion from Marysville to the 
Bakersfield oil fields is scheduled for a 
early date in Jauuary. 

Three 35,000- barrel tanks of the Stand- 
ard Oil have had their sites located on 
section 17, at the present railroad ter- 
minus at McKittrick. 

The twenty acres bought by Colin 
Stewart on 29, 28-28, is to be held for 
speculative purposes. 

The Buena Vista of South Dakota has 
leased eighty acres from the Bachelor in 
22, 11-24, and will proceed 1 to develop. 

The report that the El Dorado ha 
had difficulty about title is without 
foundation. The rumor has had a de- 
pressing effect on stock. 

The deepest well in the Kern River 
district is the Edgar, recently completed 
in 18, 28-28 at a depth of 1350 feet, with 
200 feet of oil sand. It is now ready for 
perforation. 

The oil rose to the surface of the Kern 




Modelo Oil Wells, Ventura County. 



'Photo by W. L. Watts. 



A good showing is reported by the 
Commonsense at Temblor. 

Black shale has been found at 720 fe et 
by the Lone Star on 32, 12-24. 

Kern River No. 2 at McKittrick has 
been flowing for two weeks. 

The Acacia is drilling on the SElf of 
10, 29-28, south of the river. 

The Central Point is paying two per 
cent a month dividends. 

Well No, 10 of the Central Point is 
pumping 125 barrels and No. 11 is on 
the pump. 

The first sand has been struck by the 
Golden Gate on 34, 12-24, near the 
Jewett-Blod gett-Beale . 

The proposition of lighting the city of 
Bakersfield with natural gas from the 
field is under consideration. 

A new rig is being put up by the 
Provident on the N K of the NE X, 
section 25, 28-27, lately bought for $2,500 
an acre. 



north of the Jewett & Blodgett works. 
Its gravity is 28 degrees B. 

The Superior Development has leased 
a quarter section in 20, 32-24. 

Citations have been issued to the de- 
fendants in re Cosmos Oil company to 
appear before the Circuit Court of Ap- 
peals. 

The El Dorado is shipping three car- 
loads a day, and this will soon be in- 
creased. 

The Caspian, which stopped work 
several months ago, is getting ready to 
pull its casing and sink a new well. 

The Kern King is preparing to drill on 
15, 29-28. It also will have rigs on 11, 
30-21, at McKittrick, and on 29, 29-31, in 
the Temblor field. 

Six hundred feet without casing is the 
depth reached by the Commonwealth 
on 32, 28-28, when caving set in and 
work was suspended for a time. 

Well No. 3 of Globe has cleaned out 
most of the sand and is now producing 
170 barrels. 



Canyon well on 24, 28-27, when it was 
perforated and put on the pump. The 
well has 300 feet of sand. 

The arrangement made by the Giant to 
have their oil piped by another com- 
pany is off, and some other means must 
be found to get it to the railroad. 

The Areola well in Sunset has flowed 
from between the casings at the rate of 
400 barrels in forty-eight hours. Tanks 
are being constructed rapidly, and mean- 
while the oil is being stored in a reser 
voir. 

No. 2 of the Mt. Diablo, operating on 
30, 28-28, is down 900 feet with eleven 
and five-eighths casing. A string of 
nine and five-eighths will now be put in. 
Several big holes of a similar character 
are now being drilled in hope of reach- 
ing the lowest oil stratum. 

LOS ANGELES 
It is reported that the Pacific Union 
company has struck a vein of oil four 
miles north of Los Angeles. 

A well of the California Standard in 
the local field has been cleaned and 



PACi RKIMRTKR. 



deepened oat and is now going 75 barrels. 
The Rice Cany m Oil company has 

The nc» wrll of the rom- 

pany has t>een completed. 

The College oil company has <•■ rnpleted 
twenty wells and i~ drilling 

The egun 

•padding on another well m 

Shirley S 

6 in the Belmont I'ark grounds 

Phelps .\ Bevcndg, 
their No, 2 It is showing np a good 

The Union Jack com| ngthc 

tniit hincry and will start the ilrill 
3 next 

The Yonng \ JohaaDB well 00 New- 
hall street is being put on the pump and 
will make n good producer. 

ike has purchased the 

property of John Brown on Vermont 
■venue, including two producing wells. 

The San Gabriel Electric Light com- 
pany has completed No. 3 on the 
of Fourth street and Vermont avenue. 

The Union Petroleum company, corner 
Ramona and Alpine streets, has put No. 
3 on the pump and begun work on No. 4. 



The Home Oil of W! 
the head off .ml will begin on 

soon. 

|ht flow of oil is found on tl 

illc mine in Napa 

lubricating oil. 

Duality have 
been taken fmm the Swift ranch neat 
■utry . 

TA IIARIIAKA. 

feet It i- DOW do* 

A new 70 horse puWW engine h I 
put in b> the Seaside 1 ' Sum 

nierland. 

The Castle R«s k plant of five wells has 
been Bold to M II Sinclair ..f l.os \n- 
geles. 

The McCall strip, containing fortj feel 
frontage adjoining the Beckei plant at 

Suinuierland. is rciiortcd sold, and will 
be developed for nil purposes. This is 

the last undeveloped proper! \ in the 

present beach field. 

! Three hundred anil twenty acres of the 
Hope ranch have been leased for devel- 
opment purposes. 



The Carbon Canvon's new wrll, : . 
i", miles northeast ..f the Olinda, 
R with depth, and will be rt.i 
the puuip in • 

It I l>e 

a ba nd o ned on the Bdlaon nil company*! 
wtII in Brca Nothing baa 

1 it for several montha. 

Oil Sand is it p orted at 7-0 feet in the 
Standard Crude oil in I. a rtabra 

Hrilliug will bearfn toon 1 11 the Hole 
ranch in La rlabra rellej 

A new well will l.e sunk bj the Puerile 
Crude Oil rompaaj about three miles 
; the abandoned well. 

In Urea Canyon the Crown Oil com- 
pany has struck oil indication., at about 
IV"' feet. 



Forty feet of oil were in the well of tile 
Menges Oil company in Brea canyon 
recently. The well is B50 feet deep. 

Since the strike of the Carbon Canyon 
oil company, the rTuUertou-Sunset has 

moved a rig oil the adjoining property 
and the Globe will soon begin work in 
ili< same neighborhood. 

SAN BENITO. 

The Topo Oil company has been nr- 



Sulphui afi 1 'tie oil h.. 

pending lor tlo 
■ >f the p.m. \ pi.-; 

• north of the 
Ventura Etit 

helm peopi. 
rganited to drill on the Christian 
■ iitura. 

she Buckhorn oil compan) . 

Three hundred feet of oil sand is re 
ported in tile well of the Western Union' 
on the I u.Ti I he well is 16 n. 

I eel deep. 

The \\h it tier I'll lmore oil company in- 
reported t" have a g>id shov.llga: 

111 a Qtj bole, hut are slill drilling 

1 he Uncle John oil company h 
ceived anothei carload "f well easing. 
They arc down 500 feet now. 

The Nuc\a Caniulns nil compan) baa 
taken up the machinery ami abandoned 

ioi ih. pre 

The Santa Paula Home Oil compan) 

are down a I. out 50" feet on their well Oil 
South Mountain, with good p 
oil 




Jewett & Blodgett's Refinery, Sunset District, Kern County 



The Central Oil company at Whittier is 
putting up the derrick of No. 30. 

Machinery will be put on the property 
of the P eliance Oil company on Welcome 
street for their two new wells. 

Well No. 2 of the Warne~ company of 
Whittier has increased from 130 to 200 
barrels since last October. 

The Warner Oil company is building a 
1000-barrel tank at Evergreen station 
near Whittier. 

The Westlake is running three strings 
of tools on Nos. 42, 43 and 44. Its pres- 
ent output is 450 barrels a day. 

The New hall Oil company in Rice can- 
yon is down 650 feet, and is through a 
good oil stratum. 

The Whittier Consolidated is down 900 
feet, and the water has been successfully- 
cased off. 

The Murphy Oil company of Whittier 
has completed its derrick for No. 9 in the 
eastern style, with engine room closed in. 

On section 24 the Whittier Oil and De- 
velopment company is down 380 feet, 
with good indications. 

A foundation for the boiler belonging 
to the Central Oil company's pumping 
station is going in. 

The Turner has finished drilling out a 
pump from its No. 3, and will resume 
work on its No. 5 and.commence on No. 6. 



Well No. 31 of the Sea Cliff company 
at Summerland has been finished. 

The Marine Oil company has arranged 
to put down another prospect well on 
their Gaviota lease. 

The Diamond Star has erected a drill- 
ing derrick on its property in the west 
end. 

Suit has been brought by F. W. Sam- 
uelsonand others against S. W.Knapp, a 
prominent Summerland oil operator. It is 
charged that Kuapp paid $20,500 for the 
"Marine Oil company's property at Sum- 
merland, and represented to his partners, 
who furnished this amount, that he had 
paid $27,000 for it. Knapp's partners, ac- 
cording to the complaint, believed his 
statements that he had furnished $7000 
of the purchase price, and gave him 40,- 
000 shares of stock, representing a fourth 
interest, for which they now ask judg- 
ment. Mr. Knapp denies the charges. 

SOLANO. 

The incorporation articles of the Vaca- 
ville Oil company have been filed in 
Phoenix, Arizona- The law requires that 
an office of the company be established 
in some town of the territory. 

The Champion Oil company, composed 
principally of Benicia people, has filed 
articles of incorporation. 



ganized. It will operate on the Topo 
ranch . 

A depth of over 450 feet has been 
reached by the San Benito County Oil 
company with a eleven and five-eighths 
casing. 

The Star Anticline Oil company, 
operating in the Bitterwater district, has 
drilled about 180 feet. The drill is pene- 
trating black shale. The Bee says there 
is so much gas in the well that instead 
of blowing the engine whistle to begin 
or cease work the foreman explodes the 
hole by putting down a lighted paper. 
A loud report is the result. The driller 
expects to find oil at any time. 

VENTURA. 

A San Francisco tugboat company has 
been engaged by the Union to tow the 
oil barge Santa Paula. 

A meeting of the Union Oil company- 
was held at Santa Paula on the 18th, to 
consider an increase of the capital stock 
from $ 5,000,000, on a basis of 50,000 shares 
to $10,000,000, with 100,000 shares. 

In Timber canyon a twenty-barrel well 
has been completed by the Empire. 

Drilling will be done on the O'Hara 
tract by Los Angeles operators. 

A depth of 1400 feet has been reached 
by Langdell, Rowan and Newmark on 



' Photo by Aston . 

YOLO. 

A carload of derrick timbers has arrived 
at Guinda for the Yolo Oil company. The 
well site has been selected on the Pase & 
Cramer range. 

Articles of incorporation were recently 
filed at Woodlan . Ly the Mt. Shasta Oil 
and Development company, but no work 
has been done so far on their Yolo leases 

CONTRA COSTA. 
There were fifteen leases to laud tiled 
with the recorderof Contra Costa county in 
one afternoon lastweek. The leases con- 
rol over 2500 acres of land located be 
tween Brentwood and Byron, on a one- 
eighth royalty. Work is to be commenced 
within one year and prosecuted vigorously 
by the lessees, who are experienced o i 
operators from West Virginia. 



According to the London t'iuaneia 
News, the Standard Oil company has 
been negotiating with the government 
authorities in Rouniania for some time 
past with a view of acquiring the oil 
bearing lands held by that government, 
and the negotiations had concluded satis, 
factorily and that an agreement for least 
ng the land had been signed. The price 
of the concession which gives the 
Standard a monopoly in sinking oil wells 
in Roumania, is said to have been $? 
000,000. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



C. B. WILSON & CO. 

Licensed Stock Brokers 
Members of Producers' Oil Exchange 

Rooms 25, 26, 27 — 137 Montgomery Street 
SAN FRANCISCO 



GEORGE W TERRILL 



Licensed Broker 



Room 10, Ground Floor Mills Building, San Francisco 



Member Producers' Oil Exchange 



Cable Address, "Wilfred. 



Telephone Main 320 



WILFRED PAGE 



Broker 



302 California Street, San Francisco, Cal 
Member Producers' Oil Exchange 



LOUIS HAGAN 

Member Producers' Oil Exchange 

415 Montgomery Street, San Francisco 
Telephone Main 332 



Oil Stocks Bought and Sold 



SYLVAIN SALOMON 

Oil Stocks and Securities 

207 Montgomery Street, San Francisco 



Member of San Francisco Produce Exchange 
Producers' Oil Exchange 



-Telephone Main 5775 



OIL STOCK 



Examine Quotations in Daily Papers 
and do Business' with 



Karn Conuty Oil Lands For Sale 
or Lease 

J. B. HILL 

Member Producers' Oil Ixchange 
Office, Belden Block 

137 Montgomery St. Room 13, 2d Floor 



John S, Barrett & Co. 

Oil Stock Brokers 

Members Producers' Oil Exchange 

320 PINE STREET 

F. T. Cooper Werner Stauf 

STAUF & COOPER 

Members Producers' Oil Exchange, S.F. 

Stock and Exchange Board and 

S. F. Produce Exchange. 

Bonds and Local Securities 

321 Pine St. Telephone Bush 158 



JOSEPH L: KING 

Producers' Oil Exchange 

Oil Lands for sale 
Oil Stocks 



J. B. Hewitt, h. p. Bender, 

Searcher of Records Notary Public 

Kern Valley 
Abstract Bureau 

BENDER & HEWITT 
Proprietors 

1912 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield County 
Seat of Kern County, Cal. 

Complete Abstract of Land, Water and 
Mining Titles of Kern county 



RUDOLPH SAMSON 

Member of the froducera' 
Oil Exchange 

Securities, Stocks and Bonds 

Dividend Paying Oil Stocks 

313 Montgomery Street 

SAN FRANCISCO 



A. B. COSTIGAN 

303 California Street 
Grain and Oil Broker 



Porter & Cheney 

U. S. Licensed Government Brokers 



Buy or Sell all Stocks, Bonds and Securities 

530 California Street 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 



Fred Frankenthal | Max Goldman 
Telephone Black 956 

GOLDMAN & CO. 

Oil Stock Brokers 

Members Producers' Oil Exchange 

No. 312 Pine Stkeet 

Between Sansome and Montgomery 
San Francisco 



W. H. IWHITTON 

McKlTTKICK, 

Kern Co., Cal. 
Oil Lands for Sale and Lease. 



J. KAHN 

Member of the l'roducers' 
Oil Exchange 

Securities, Stocks and Bonds 

Dividend Paying Oil Stocks 

313 Montgomery Street 

San Francisco, Cal. 



R. W. HEATH 

Member Producers' Oil Exchange 

Office, Room 10, 1st floor 
Mills' Bldg., San Francisco 



JOSEPH 6, TOPLITZ 



Member 
Producers' Oil Exchange 



Stock Broker 



Oil Stocks Bought and Sold. 
Correspondence solicited. 

330 PINE ST., S F. 

Telephone Bush 385. 



PACIFIC OIL REPORTER 



49 



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A«ck ctuling 

BORI 

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CALIFORNIA U>. 



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1100 at 



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200 


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200 


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45 

46 

50 

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BOMB OIL. 

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45 

15 

25 



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00 

05 

HOMESTAKK. 

4S at IO 50 

INDEPENDENCE 

no at 22 

1000 at 23 

JUNCTION. 

200 at 64 

500 at 65 

KERN OIL. 



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KERN RIVER. 



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611 00 

170 00 
114 00 

53 00 
104 00 

96 00 
98 00 



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WOL\ BRINI 
at 1 40 . . 1400 

1 SHORB. 

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to at .--■ 5 

1000 at SJ 



Shares 79090 Amount f 98, 777 



The Esmeralda. 

v, the general agent 

lie Esmeralda Oil and I •■ 

meat company, reports matters 

connected with this company as 
00 

being very satisfactory. Vhcdrill- 
7<. crs arc mnking good progi< 
'° their well and the stock of the 
. jinny is meeting with a ready 
o,. sale. The gentlemen who arc the 
*° officials of the Ksmeralda Oil com- 
pany are well known in business 
,0 circles of S.ui l ; rancisco, the presi- 
dent of the company being II > 
00 Field, of Hunmenmltb & Field, the 
jewelers of Kearny street, and the 
00 treasurer being R. R. Haskell, the 
— wholsale jeweler, "f the linn of 

10 Haskell \- Muegge. 



LOUIS HA(i 
E of the d 

enterprising brokers connected 
with the Producers' Oil i 

lis Hngan, whose offices 
at 415 Montgomery street. Mr. 
Hagan is one of tli< oper- 



40 at 16 50 O60 00 

10 at 16 75 l6 7 5° 

53 at 17 00 935 00 

10 at 17 25 I7 2 50 

LION. 

1300 at 25 325 00 

600 at 26 156 00 

1000 at 27 270 00 

1000 at 28 280 00 

100 at 31 3i 00 

MONARCH OF ARIZONA. 

2450 at 40 980 00 

500 at 41 205 00 

'200 at 42 105 00 

500 at 43 2I 5 °° 

McKITTRICK CONSOLIDATED. 

672 00 



1600 at 42. 

100 at 38. 

2050 at 40 . 

200 at 43. 

1000 at 46. 

300 at 50. 



38 00 
820 00 

86 00 
450 00 
150 00 



MONTE CRISTO. 



500 at 1 50 750 00 

ioo(B3o)at 1 55 I55 00 

600 at 1 55 93000 

OCCIDENTAL OF W, VA. 

100 at 63 . 6 3 0° 

700 at 65 455 00 

ioo(S 9 o)at 65 65 00 

200 at 66 132 00 

tooat 67 6700 

100 at 68 6 8o° 

OIL CITY PET 

30 at 30 00 90000 

to at 30 50 305 00 

10 at 31 00 3io 00 

PETROLEUM CENTER. 

9663 at ao 19*60 

'Sat 22:::::::::::: Soo 

reed crude. 

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2000 at 50 " 

3oao(S*t so <5£°o 

12000 at 51 




S. S. Simon- 

The accompanying reproduction 
of a photograph of Mr. S. S. Simon, 
the oil expert, is characteristic of 
the gentleman. Mr. Simon is one 
of the most energetic oil men 
operating in the oil districts of 
California. He was one of the 
original locators of the Occidental 
Oil company and, in fact, one of 
the real discoverers of oil in the 
Sunset district of Kern county. 
Four years ago he demonstrated 
the presence of oil in the Kern 
River district and though laughed 
at on account of his predictions of 
oil, continued in his attempts to 
develop the district and much of 
the credit of developments in oil 
in Kern county in the last two 
years should be given Mr. Simon. 

Mr. Simon is also a firm believer 
in the ultimate future of Monterey 
county as an oil producing district 
and has expended not only time 
but money in oil exploitations in 
the southern end of Monterey 



county. 

Mr. Simon was barn in Colorado 
and served as a page in the Senate 
of that state in 1876, Senator 
Walcott obtaining the position for 
him. He then became an exten- 
sive operator in mines in Colorado 
Coming to California, Mr. Simon 
was appointed Deputy Revenue 
Collector under John C. Quinn and 
came into considerable prominence 
on account of uncovering frauds 
in the opium and cigar traffic. 

In San Bernardino county Mr 
Simon discovered the Fullers earth 
mine, which he sold for $15,000, 
thereby getting his first start. Re- 
cently he has been operating very 
extensively in oil lands, and has 
acquired a large fortune through 
his successful manipulations of oil 
stocks and the sale of oil lands. 
Mr. Simon has unbounded energy, 
push and personal magnetism, and 
is not simply an oil expert in the- 
ory, but has a practical knowledge 
of those conditions which prevail 
in districts where oil should be 
found. 



U. S. OIL & MINING COMPANY 

Bakersfield, Kern County, Cal. 

Are the owners of 600 acres of the choicest oil land in the Kern river and Sunset 
district. This company are the owners of a part of section 26, i2-24,only half a 
mile from the famous Jewett, Blodgett & Beales' big strike in the Sunset district 
upon which they are now sinking a well with every assurance of equally as good 
success as the formation and conditions are the same. A limited amount of stock 
is offered for sale at 25 cents per share for a few days only. Remember that active 
work is being prosecuted by this company on their property with every modern 
appliance, and when oil is reached your stock will be very valuable. 

I. H. TOMLINSON, 

408 California St., S. F. Cal. 




ators in oil stocks and oil securities 
in the state, and his clientage 
comes from all quarters, not only 
from California, but from the east- 
ern states and from Europe. 

W. A SPINKS. 

W. A. Spinks is one of the 
nerviest members of the Producers' 
Oil Exchange. He is a large holder 
of oil stocks, not only in companies 
in Kern county, but in the Coal- 
ing district, and the success that 




has attended the Caribou company 
in the Coalinga district is largely 
due to Mr. Spinks' enterprise and 
energy. Mr, Spinks is not only a 
success as an oil reporter, but is a 
billiard player of national reputa- 
tion, being in the same class with 
Slosson, Schaeffer, and others of 
like skill with the cue. 



Oil Field Photographs. 

A large number of the splendid 
illustrations in this number are 
from photographs by F. C. Aston 
of Bakersfield, an experienced > 
skillful and enterprising photog- 
rapher, who has given special at- 
tention to the oil fields of the San 
oaquin Valley region. He com- 
Jines artistic perception with 
bechnical skill, and his hundreds of 
late views of the Kern River, Sun- 
et, McKittrick and other fields are 
the best obtainable anywhere. 



& 



PACIFIC OlL REPORTER. 



OIL DIRECTORY. 



Leading Companies Now Operat- 
ing in California. 



ALMOTA OIL MINING COMPANY. Incor- 
porated July 14, 1900. Capital, $250,000. Num- 
ber ofshares, 250,000. Land, 160 acres in the Mc- 
Klttrick district, Kern county. Officers and direct- 
ors— C. Hunsaker, president, P. S. Montague, vice- 
president, E. D. Dement, secretary and treasurer, 
John T. Washington, S. Hallo well. Depository, 
Anglo-Caliform'an Bank. Office, 456 Parrott build- 
ing San Francisco. Telephone, South 795. Shares 
25 cents. Agents wanted. 

A MEXICAN FUEL OIL CO. 

Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1 

location I,os Angeles county. 

Officers and Directors, Geo. Easton, president; 
Geo. W Henderson, vice-president; W L Valen- 
tine, secretary; George D Easton, Leon Phipps. 
Office 638 Market street San Francisco. 



B 



UCKHORN OIL & TRANS PORTATIONC O. 



Capital $200,000 

20,000 shares at $10 

Location. Ventura county, 150 acres two miles 
south of Buckhorn. 

Officers- Martin I W Smith, president; Wor- 
thington Ames, secretary; F L Forreston, AM 
Allen and George B Merrill. 

Office; 801 Montgomery street, San Francisco. 

-OACHELORS' OIL CO. 

Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location, 1460 acres Bakersfield and Sunset. 

Officers: S FBarstow, president: W IPixJey. 
1st vice president; Tyree A Bell, 2d vice-president; 
Ambrose Harris, secretary: H L Gear, attorney; 
Germania Trust Co., treasurer, 

Office, 612 Examiner Building. 



|>EAR STATE OIL CO. 

Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location, Fresno county. 

Officers— Chas. Owens, president; S. Aspland 
secretary; Geo. Buecker, treasurer, W M Walker, 
field superintendent. 

Office, 916 Market st., room s^. 



B 



ONITA OIL CO. 



Capital, $500,000 

200,000 shares at $2.50. 

Location: 160 acres in Sunset district, Kern 
county. 

Officers and Directors— O B Burns, president; 
WmEStevens, vice-president; F J Brugiere, sec- 
retary and treasurer; Samuel Hubbard, J F Mc- 
Carthy, G G Kenny. 

Office: 807 Claus Spreckels building, San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. ___ 

/CALIFORNIA ROCK-OIL COMPANY, 

Capital. 1,000,000 shares 

Par value, $1.00. 

Location: 80 acres in section 28, Coalinga districtj 
Fresno county, and 700 acres in Big Panoche dis-r 
trict, San Benito county. 

Officers and Directors : Duncan Hayne, presi-f 
dent; William Craig, vice-president; Victor F 
Seawell, secretary; Union Trust Company. Depos4 
itory; W C Herbert, H G Stevenson, D T C Per- 
kins, M E Stanford. 

Office: 616 Hearst building, San Francisco, Cal 



CALIFORNIA OIL AND GAS CO. 

Capitalization $2,000,000 

200,000 shares at $10. 

Incorporated under the laws of Arizona. Stock 
non-assessable. 

Location, Fresno county; section 13, township 19 
south, range 14 east, and sections 9, 15. 19, 21, 27 
and 29, township T9 south, range 15 east, M D B 
and M. ' 

Officers: W H H Hart, president; R J Davis 
secretary; W M Giaham, HJ Umbsen, D E Hayes 
and W H Snedaker- 

Office: 202 Parrott Bldg., San Francisco ; 



COMMONWEALTH OIL COMPANY. Capital 
stock only $100,000. Shares 1$ each. 
This company owns 320 acres of oil land in the: 
famous Kern River district, 32, 26-28. Owns its 
tire rig, outfit of machinery, tools, derrick, en- 
gines, houses, tanks and wagons. Everything 
paid for and nota penny of debt. Only a limited 
amount of stock for sale. Robert Mills, presi- 
dent; G. B. Hoagland, M. D., vice-president; R. 
F. Fullington. superintendent; Chas Conklin 
secretary. 667 Market street. San Francisco, Cal . 
/CYGNET PETROLEUM CO. 

Capital $150,000 

50,000 shares at $3. 

Location — Fresno county. 

Directors— Chas. L Fair, J. C. B. Hebbard, Ghas 
J. Heggerty, Chas. A. Lee, John C. McElroy. 

Office — 561 Parrott Building. 

Tel.— South 184. 

QAL1FORNIA MUTUAL OIL COMPANY. 

Capital, $500, 000; 500,000 shares at $i. Location 
N % of NE #, S28 T 28, R 28 E, Kern Kiver Dis- 
trict; N E U S 12, T 27, R 26 E, Poso District 
Kern county; RanchoLa Purissima, Lompoc Dis- 
trict, Santa Barbara Countv. Offiers— John H 
Wise, President; Wm. H Busch, Vice President; 
Arthur B Price, Supt; Depository, Wells, Fargo 
& Co's Bank; E A Kluegel, Secretary. Office, No 
212 Sansome street, San Francisco, Cal. Tele- 
phone, Main 683 Stock selling at par 



G 



RAY GANDER OIL CO. 



Capital $200, 1 >>■) 

200,000 shares at$i, 

Location: Section 7, 28-28, section 10, 28-27, sec- 
tion 22, 28-27, Kern county. 

Officers— O B Phelps, president; J L Doble, vice- 
president; G F Abbott, secretary; Safe Deposit 
and Trust Co., treasurer. 

Directort— O B Phelps, J L Doble, G F Abbott, 
T M Anton, J E Morns. 

Office,— 330 Pine street, San Francisco. 



^>REAT NORTHERN OIL CO. 

Capital $600,000 

600 000 shares at $1. 
Location; The NJ£ of the NJ£ of the SE5£ Sec. 

22, and the SJ4 of the S% of the SE^ Sec. 22, T. 

19 S., R. 15 E., Oil City, Coalinga district, Fresno 

county. 
Own 80 acres in the Coalinga district, Fresno - 

county. 
Officers: Hon. W. J. Westerfield, president; W, 
B Dennison, secretary and treasurer. 
Office: 783 Market street.San Francisco. 



rf^-UINDA OIL COMPANY. 

Capital $20,000 

200 shares at $100 each. 

Location: 160 acresin Colusa county, section 34 
township 13 north, range 3 west, M D M, on Salt 
Creek; also 1300 acres of leased lands in various 
sections in Colusa and Yolo counties. 

Officers: H L Swain, president; D H Goodrich 
vice-president; A J Stratton, treasurer; F M Par- 
cells, secretary; WD Reynolds, G H Jackson 



/C REAL NORTHERN OIL CO. OF OAKLAND 

Capital $250,000 

250,000 shares at $1 

125,000 shares of treasury stock. 

Location of property, Glenn County, Calif,, 2,200 

acres, near Elk Creek, in Stoney Creek Mineral 

district. 

Officers, B F Arnold, Presidont, Geo A Gray 
Secretary. 
Office, 476 Tenth street, Oakland, 



TS POTTS OIL LAND AND DEV.CO. 

Capital $600,00 

par value $2 . 

Location: 600 acres in the Sunset and McKit- 
trick districts, partly in Kern and partly in San 
Luis Obispo county. 

Officers and directors: J S Potts, M D, presi- 
dent; Gavin McNab, vice-president; J B Hatcher, 
secretary; J A Logan, treasurer; D W Burchara, 
counselor. 

Crocker- Woolworth National Bank, depository 

Office: 1016 Market street, San Francisco, Ca 1 



I^ETTLEMAN HILLS PETROLEUM CO. 

Capital $200,000. 

200,000 sharesat $1. 

Location: NW# Sec. 15, Twp. 23 S., K. 18 E., 
Kings county, 160 acres in Kettleman Hills dis- 
trict. 

Officers— Chas C Crowley, president; John Fer- 
rin, vice-president; Frank C Fabens, secretary 
and treasurer; Frank P Kelly, attorney; Chas W 
Nelson, D Holland, WmJ O'Connor. Depository, 
Union Trust Co. 

San Francisco office— Room ^3. Thurlow block, 
126 Kearny st. 

Chicago office- Marquette bldg; J S Purdy, agt. 

Member of the California Petroleum Miners' As- 
sociation. 



LION OIL; COMPANY. Incorporated under the 
laws of Arizona. Capital $500,000. Number 
of shares, 500,000. Land, 80 acres in Sunset dis- 
trict. Directors— Dr. A. S. Cook, M. F. Cochrane 
D. S. Stanley, F. F. Weed, T, M. Gardiner, I J 
Truman, Jr., P. F. Betts. Officers— Dr. A. S. Cook, 
president, M. F. Cochrane first vice-president, D. 
S. Stanley, second vice-president, F. F.Weed, sec- 
retary, T. M. Gardiner, treasurei. Office, 927 
Market street (Emma Spreckels building), Room 
316, San Francisco. 



SHH 



Great American 

Oil & Development Co. 



OFFICERS AND 
M. C. Nunan 
D. H. Mosteller 
M. L. Culver 
C. W. Duffie - 
Daniel Meyer 
Frank Severio, 
J.L. 



DIRECTORS 

President 

Vice-President 

- - - - . Secretary 

Manager 

-■"■'- - - - Treasurer 

J. F. Harris, F. H. Allen 

Geary, Jr. W. H. Davis 

The stock of the Great American Oil and Develop- 
ment Company is now selling for 30 cents per share. 
An amount sufficient to complete Well No. 2 will be 
sold at the above rate. Our machinery is all on the 
ground and is ~ being put up as rapidly as a complete 
orew of expert rig builders can execute the work. State 
Mineralogist A. S. Cooper has cxperted our lands and 
says that we should strike a good well at a depth of 
700 feet. The Great American has ample funds in its 
treasury to eomplete its first well. 

MOSTELLER & ALLEN, Gen'l. Agts 

565-566 Parrott Bldg. San Francisco 



pUOLTABLE OILCO. 

Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5. 
"Location: Kern county: Southwest $£ of section 
township 25 south, range 17 east, M D M. 
Officers: Chas Bone, president; J H Sayre, sec- 
retary; Eugene de Sabla, M A Christesen and R 
C Atkins. 
Office: 405 Montgomery street, room 5. 



/>RAND PACIFIC Oil, CO. 

Capital 1 1,500,000 

1,500,000 shares at$i each. 

Location: 160 acres in Sunset district Kern 
county ; 160 acres in McKittrict Ken county ; 80 
acres in Contra Costa county; 1280 acres in Coal- 
inga district, Fresno county; 640 acresin Kettle- 
man district, Kings county. 

Officers — A G Deardorff president; JM Merrill, 
vice-president; John Choice, secretary; Wells- 
Fargo Bank, depository; F A Berlin, attorney; 
Franklin Person, superintendent agencies. 

Office: Rooms 412, 413, 4i4ParroU Building, San 
Francisco. 

T E Pollock, Arizona representative, president 
Arizona Central Bank, Flagstaff, Arizona. 

TXERCULES Oil CO. 

Capital $100,000. 100,000 shares at $1 .00 

location SW& of section 4, township 23 S, R 
16 E, Fresno county in the Kreyenhagen District. 
Directors— Rudolph Mohr, Jno. F. Seymour. Fred 
P. Plagemann, Leo Pockwitz, Adolph Loesbach 
Office— 39 Flood Bldg 



M 



ADER A CRUDE Oil, CO 



FAMOSA OIL & INVESTMENT COMPANY 
Incorporated August 22 1900, under the laws 
of South Dakota, Capital, $350,000. Number of 
shares, 350,000. Land. 320 acres — 160 acres in 
Kern River district, 160 acres in Sunset district. 
All stock guaranteed by the Pacific Coast Under- 
writers' Association. Officers— President, John P 
Albro, San Francisco, vice-president, A J Munton, 
San Francisco, secretary, T A Shepaxd, Oakland, 
general manager, S D Miner, Oakland, treasurer 
Germania Loan & Trust Company. Directors 
John P Albro, A J Munton, ,T A Shepard, S D 
Miner, Capt E F Whitney, Frank. Du Bois, Geo 
W Magwood. Office— 393 Parrott building, San 
Francisco. 



TNTER NOS OIL & DEVELOPMENT CO 

Capital $400,000 

400,000 shares at $1 par value. 

Location: 410 acres in different sections of the 
McKittrick and Sunset districts in Kern county. 

Officers and Directors — M C Nunan, president; 
A M Cox, vice president; J F Harris, treasurer; M 
L Culver, secretary; C W Duffie, superintendent 
of construction; Andrew Christ«nsen, Jas A "Wil- 
son, Frank Serveria, C M Culver. 

Office: Rooms 39 and 40, Crocker building:, San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Office hours from 10 a m to 4 p m. 



Capital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1. 

Location, NEK section 29, and NEK section 35, 
township ii, north, range 24, west, S B B and M, 
Sunset district. 

Officers and Directors: W C Tighe, president; 
Joe Bancroft, vice-president; J L Ragesdale, 
treasurer; J E Chapin, secretary; WWW Hun- 
ter; T N Goode, W A Waddell. 

Office: Masonic Temple Building, Madera, Cal. 



M' 



ONTFJREV OIL DEVELOPMENT CO. 



Capital $1, 000,00 

1,000,000 shares at $1 each. 

Location of lands: Coalinga oil fields, Fresno 
county, 160 acres; Panoche oil fields, San Benito 
county, 160 acres; Monterey county oil belt, 428c 
acre2. 

Officers: Dr J L Roberts, president; J B S Malt- 
by, vice-president; J F Moore, secretary; D J 
Houghton, treasurer; Bank of Monterey, deposi- 
tory. 

Office at Monterey City, Cal. 



O 



CEANSIDE OIL COMPANY OF ARIZONA 

Capital $375»oo o 

375,000 shares at $100 each. 

Location ; 4070 acres 4 miles SE of Oceanside 
San Diego county, Cal.; 280 acres in the Newhall 
district. 

Officers and Directors ; F Irwin Herron, presi- 
dent; D H Eldred, vice-president; S L Graham, 
treasurer; R E Small, Honorable Ben Goodrich 
J Hamilton Thurston, J W Lincoln, J B Batz, 
Thomas Hughes, Douglas Garden, J A Tulip, 

Office— 203 Henne block, 122 West Third street, 
Los Angeles, Cal. 



OCCIDENTAL OIL CO. 
OF WEST VIRGINIA. 

Capital stock 600,000 shares parvalue,$i.oo. 

Officers: Wm. Crites, president: F. M. Graham, 
vice-president; J. B. Batz, treasurer; C. E. Hail- 
stone, secretary; T. L, Moran, manager; Keia 
Valley Bank, Cal. Depository. 
M. R. Goldberg, 483 Ninth street Oakland, Cal 



OCCIDENTAL OIL COMPANY 
OF WEST VIRGINIA. 
Capital stock, 600,000 shares — par value, $1.00 
Officers — Wm. Crites, president; F. M. Graham, 
vice-president; J, B. Batz, treasurer; C. E- Hail- 
stone, secretary; T. L. Moran, manager; Kern 
Valley Bank, Cal., depository. 

Mostellar & Allen, San Francisco Agents. 346 
Parrott Bldg. Telephone, Jessie 1683, 



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RI^NTAL OIL COMPANY. 



Cf.pital $100,000 

100,000 shares at $1. 

Location: SEK Sec. 26, Twp. 23 S., R. 17 E., 
Kings county, Kreyenhagen Oil District. 

Officers: LB McMurtry, president; H H Har- 
low, vice-president; E W Kay, seretary and man- 
ager 

Office. Room 506 Parrott Bldg., San Francisco 



TDETROLEUM CENTER OI u CO 

Capital $500,000 

500.000 shares at $1.00 

Incorporated, October 18, 1899. 

Laud, 540 acres in Kern River District. 

Directors and officers— President and Treasurer, 
H Van Bergen, Vice-Pesident, Samuel Richmond, 
Secretary, G. S. Clark, M. J. McGarry of Los 
Angeles, Wm. Hanson, Jas H Borland, 

Office— Room 29, Third floor, Mills building, San 
Francisco. 



DOINT RICHMOND OIL COMPANY. 

Incorporated August 7. 1900 Capital $100,000 
Number of shares 100,000 Land in Contra Costa 
County Officers and directors — President, Henry 
B Russ, capitalist; Vice President, J C Martin, 
road foreman of engines S P R R Co. Treasurer, 
I W Taber, President Taber Photo Co, Secretary, 
Arthur Wheeler, attorney S D Woods, member 
of Congress for Second District, Stockton. A Kel- 
ler, agent S P R RCo, Alameda Point. J O Denny, 
journalist, San Francisco. Office, room 4:, fifth 
floor, Mills Building, San Francisco, Telephone, 
Main 1765. 



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EX CRUDE OIL COMPANY 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $5 

Location, Los Angeles county. 

Officers and directors: Henry J Crocker, pres- 
dent; Wendell Easton, vice-president; W S 
Armstrong, secretary; F W Sumner, E W Run- 
yon, George W Henderson, H F Bulwer, Geo. 
Easton, J L Rathbone, C S Benedict. 

Office: 638 Market street. San Francisco. Cal. 



SECTION SIX OIL COMPANY. Incorporated 
under the laws of Arizona (non-assessable). 
Capital, $300,000. Number of shares, 300,000. 
Land, 730 acres in Poso creek and Kettleman dis- 
tricts, Kern county. Officers and Directors— H 
Lacy, president, San Francisco; W H Shafer, C E. 
first vice-president, Selma; Tyree A Bell, second 
vice-president, Fresno; Ambrose Harris, secre- 
tary, San Francisco; W T Baggett and H L Gear, 
attorneys, San Francisco. M Boehm, W H East- 
man, D G Dexter, Dr. J E de S Bettencourt, San 
Francisco, Germania Trust Company, treasurer, 
Hon C H Acres, Arizona representative. Offices, 
611, 612, 613 Hearst building, San Francisco. 



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AN ARDO CONSOLIDATED OIL CO. 



Capital $200,000 

200,000 shares at $1. 

Location: San Ardo district, Monterey county 
320 acres, towships 22 S., range 9 E., and 22 S. 
range 10 E- 

Officers and Directors— President, G. W. Fletch- 
er, vice-president, J. S. Foulds, treasurer, B. A. 
Worthington. H. J. Small, E- E- Wade, A. W. 
Colver, E- C. Newell. 

,T Office— Room 9, second floor. Mills building, 
San Francisco, Cal 



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INDEPENDENCE OIL CO. 

Capital $600,000 

600,000 shares at $1. 

Location: Oil City, on the SW# of the NE# of 
Sec, 28, T. 19 S., R. 15 E., Fresno county, and 
within a half mile of the famous Section 20. 

Officers: W C Herbert, president; L L Nelson, 
vice-president; Duncan Hayne, William Craig, 
Dr J S Potts, Brewton A Hayne, secretary; Union 
ru st Company, treasurer and depository, 
O ffice: Room 435 Pariott Building, S. F. 



MOUNT SHASTA OIL AND DEVELOP- 
ment Company. Incorporated July 10, 1900 
Capital $250,000; Number of shares, 250,000. 
Lands, 1 120 acres— 650 in Shasta county, 50 in 
Colusa County, 200 in Napa county and 220 in 
Yolo county. Officers— President Thos. A. Fin- 
nel, vice-president S B de Silva, treasurer Ed. 
win R Lawson; secretary, Dr, F. Plymire. Di- 
rectors— W A Harvey, M. D., Edwin R Lawson- 
Dr. F A Plymire, Highland F. Finnell, D. B. 
Plymire, M. D. Office, room 44, 6 Eddy street, 
St. Ann's Building, San Francisco. Telephone 
Red, 5321. Adolphus E. Graupner, attorney for 
company. 



OHIO OIL COMPANY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Capital stock 300,000— $1 each. This com- 
pany owns and controls 320 acres in the Fresno- 
San Benito district, and 800 acres in Contra Costa 
county. Officers and directors — B F McKinley, 
president; W H Russell, vice-president C C 
Gleaves, secretary and manager; Columbian Bank- 
ing company, treasury; W E Amamm, general 
suerlntendent; D P Kellogg; E A Gilbert, A P 
Shepard, directors. Office— 606 Hearst (Examiner) 
Building, San Francisco, 



AN JOSE PETROLEUM CO. OF PANOCHE 

Capital $500,000 

500,000 shares, par vaiue, $1. 

Location: Panoche District, San Benito county, 
California , 640 acres east half section 12, township 
15 south, range n east; west half section 7, town 
ship 15 south, range io, east. 

Officers and Directors — H WConkling, presi- 
dent Allen Brant, vice-president; D A Porter 
secietary; ',C ABothwell, treasurer; JC Conkling 
S H Langford, J C Griffith and C H Field. 

Brant and Brown, attorneys. 

Office : Room i, 85 S First st., San Jose, Cal. 



OOLANO OIL AND DEVELOPMENT CO. 

Incorporated under the laws of the state of Ari- 
zona, October 3, 1900. 

Capital stock, 200,000 shares, valued at $1 per 
share, or $200,000. 

Location: 1200 acresin Solano county, Califor- 
nia, three miles from Vallejo and within two 
miles of San Francisco Bay. 

Officers: I. Freeman, president; Max Kami, 
vice-president; M. M. Kami, secretary, Hugo D. 
Newhouse, attorney. 

Depository: First National Bank of San Fran- 
cisco. 

Safe Deposit Vaults, Union Trust company, San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Directors, E. Pander, M. M. Kahn, Max Kahn, 
W. D. Newhouse, B. Heyman, Arizona Repre- 
sentative, I Freeman. Office, 1327 and, 1329 Mar- 
ket street, San Francisco. 



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URETY OIL COMPANY. 



Capital $600,000 

600,000 shares par value $1.00 each. 

Location, 240 acres m section 20 and 29 T 3 N R 
16 W, S B M, Los Angeles County, Calif., Newhall 
district 

Officers and, Directors, M Esternaux. President, 
Geo. Greely King, Vice-President, T. H. Pearne, 
Secretary. D. A. Thieme, M. C. White. 

Farmers and Merchants Banks, depository. 

Office, 102 Henne Block, Los Angeles, Calif. 



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C»plUl $1,000,000 

1,000.000 share* at $i 
Location: 140 acres in McKittnck and Sunset 

Ida, Kern county. 
Officers: Hon John" II Shine, president; \V R 
s jst vice-president; T A Bell, iA vfce- 
nt; Ambrose Harris, seer eUry; K S Tutt 
Oou K P Colpin. I N Puttlsoa, M F l',cw 
Office — 6ia Examiner Building. 
■J S. OIL AND MINING <5cT 

Capital $300,000. I 

Par value, $i per share. 
Location: 320 acresin Kern River District, 160 
acres in section 27, n-24 Sunset district, near Ulod- ' 
gett & Jewett wells. 1 10 acres on fraction 26. 12-24, 
neo -Monarch, adjoining Jewett, Blodgett 8: Beal 
gusher. L. M. Underwood, president, I- Ketelhut 
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Office— 2ii iQth street, Bakersfield, Cal. 



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ILD GOOSE OIL CO. 



Capital $500,000 

100,000 shares at $i. 

Location: 8^0 acres in Humlr'-U county. 

Officers: Claus Kroeger president; A"P Coffin 
vice-president; H C Tilden, E L Dow, N H Eaton 
1- F Swain, secretary. 

Office: 327 Pine street, San Franciso, Cal. 
Telephone— Main 671 



V" L N T OIL COMPANY. 

Capital stock $500,000 

500,000 shares, par value, $1 per share. 

Location: 320 acres in the Great Coalinga Dis- 
trict. The land is described as the W',4 of section 
3, township 19, south, range 14 east, M D B and M 

Office— 552 Parrott building, San rancisco, Cal 

UUKON CRUDE OIL CO. 

Capital $250, oco 

100,000 shares at $2. so 

Location, Los Angeles county. 

Officers and directors: Henry J Cocker, pres 
ident; Wendell Eastou, vice-president; W S Arm- 
strong, secretary; J L Rathbone, E W Ruu- 
yon, C S Benedict, Geo. Eastou, Juo F Merrill, F. 
W Sumner and Geo \V Henderson. 

Office 638 Market street, San Francisco 



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Wholesale and 
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A full stock of all kinds of lumber 

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